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Old 23 March 2004, 08:29   #1
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Tips on starting outboard for the first time this season?

Well, warmer weather is on the horizon, so the boat is coming out of winter storage.

I'm not expecting the outboard (2 year old Mariner 60, 4 stroke) to start first time, though.

The question is, what can I do to help it start besides keep trying the key???

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Old 23 March 2004, 09:00   #2
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You did service it before you put it away for the winter, didn't you? Then just charge the battery, check there are no animals living under the cover, fuel it, and turn the key. I'm presuming it's in water, of course.
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Old 23 March 2004, 12:12   #3
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You did service it before you put it away for the winter, didn't you?
Yes indeed.

Sounds totally straightforward then, let's hope so.

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Good luck.........

however, I'm sure it will fire up 1st time. I'll also be firing my 70hp 2-stroke yam up this weekend for the first time in about 8 weeks. In the first instance I'll check the plugs are tight, filters secure (where appropriate), fuel attached and bulb primed, all cables to throttle moving freely etc etc etc. However, once she's up and running and I'm happy that all appears well (tell tale, exhast), before I actually put her in the water I'll empty a whole can of WD40 on her before replacing the cover and setting out to sea. The WD40 helps keep her leads, plugs etc dry and damp free...just a tip.

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I fired my Yam 80 about two weeks ago, I just charged the Batt and primed the bulb turned the key and..........ur ur ur ur.........ur ur ur ur ........after a couple of mins I scratched my head stepped back and put hands on hips

"You stupid moron" I said to myself. Connected the kill cord and she started first time.

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How does everyone charge their outboard batteries? Connect to the car?

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Robert1
[B]How does everyone charge their outboard batteries? Connect to the car?

You could just use a car battery charger!!
But connecting it to the car would also work!!

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