Originally Posted by Daibheid
Anyone on here know the post drowning zapcat engine routine?
Copied & pasted from here;
Start a flipped Thundercat Outboard
First of all you need tools for the job and should always carry these on board just for this job.
Tools (for Tohatsu recovery)
1. Spark Plug Wrench
2. Medium Flat head screw driver
3. 5 or 6 Medium Zip ties
4. Medium Phillips head screwdriver
5. Pliers with side cutters
Once your boat is back up the right way
1. Remove Spark Plugs - Don't drop these overboard if you are not on land!
2. Pull the lower crankcase rubber pipe off, it's the one that is at the very bottom of the power head under and behind the accelerator cable. Water should come out of the brass nozzle. (Thanks to Riviera for that great tip)
3. Undo each carbie fuel bowl screw (1 on each carbie) with flathead screwdriver until fuel drips out (you don't need to take them right out)
4. Squeeze your fuel primer and watch the fuel come out of each cabie. Keep priming gently until you do not see any white looking fuel on the pan of your motor(under bottom carbie). Once all water is clear from cabies, tighten the carbie bowl screws up (don't burr the screw heads).
5. Remove kill switch from motor, put motor into neutral.
6. Pull motor over until no water is coming out of the crankcase nozzle(see step 2 for nozzle location). This could take upto 30 tries.
7. Attach crankcase hose back onto its nozzle.
8. Undo fuel line from fuel pump. Thats the line going to the bottom carbie from the fuel filter.
9. Undo Carbie air box cover (6 phillips head screws).
10. Clean your spark plugs with fuel from the undone fuel line by gently squeezing the primer and washing plugs in fuel. Sit the plugs in the sun to dry off.
11. Squirt a small ammount of fuel into each carbie throat.
12. Reconnect fuel line to fuel pump and prime the carbies ready for a start.
13. Replace the top 2 spark plugs finger tight (you might have to remove them again) and connect them to the coils. Leave the bottom spark plug out for now. (Thanks to Mark Pantarotto for that tip)
14. Attach kill switch.
15. Full choke, throttle on 25-50%
16. Try to start motor, if you hear it cough and splutter like it is about to start, back the choke right off and try again to start with 50% throttle.
17. If motor starts, give it a few revs - it will run very rough as water will be forced out of the bottom cylinder spark plug hole. Do not run the motor for more than 15 seconds! If the motor does not start, you will have to go back to step 1 and start again.
18. If the motor did start, put the third plug in and tighten all three with plug wrench, double check your carbie screws are done up, put carbie air box back on and check everything is back together.
If you cannot get the motor running after performing the above steps 2 or 3 times then you may have bigger problems than simply water in your motor.
The steps above are a general outline, some guys do more, some do less. Some even tip there boats on there end to get the water out...I'm too lazy for that.
I and the club take no responsibility if you break/kill your motor or yourselves by following the above directions!