Originally Posted by Mode
I also looked into the petrol tank and it looks in very good clean condition - (pic also attached). I don't think I will need to flush this out!
Oh and engine man booked in for Wednesday!
Good pic of looking down the fuel pipe (not always easy). While it does look clear and clean within the area of what is showing in the pic, I would still recommend draining the old fuel left in the tank. I wouldn't use that fuel for the mechanic to revive and tune the engine, better to use a temporary tank with fresh & clean fuel connected directly to the engine giving the the mechanic a better chance to identify the health of the engine.
Using potentially old fuel can be problematic and cause delays and extra time (=costs) with the mechanic.
I would not be surprised if you have water separation and possible other problems with the fuel that has has been sitting abandoned for so long. The photo's of the boat sitting in the field abandoned does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling or lot of trust in the fuel. Best not to risk it after thinking about the pro's & con's.
Good luck and I'm pushing for ya. If the engine is good then you have done extremely well with the purchase. Cheers