We just ran the boat for a couple of hours and it was smooth and I got another 5mph out of her also. One problem though. We stopped and beached it for about 45 minutes to enjoy some adult beverages and it was really hard to start after that. We then ran it back all the way to the dock, turned it off and then restarted it, it started right up. We brought it back to the house and simulated the same conditions as the island and it had a hard time starting again. So, cold it starts fine, hot it starts fine, its when its in the middle that it has problems. Should we adjust some things and also what is a good way to give her a solid tune up. Thanks.
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Tell me how your trying to start it each time. Are you pumping the throttle at all? Putting the remote in neutral and opening the throttle a bit? Or just turning the key?
Start off turning by just turning the key. When it wont start we pump the throttle and leave it open to get it to start.
When your in your middle there, try just opening up the throttle 1/3 way and then crank it. If it still gives you trouble, give it 1 pump then open the throttle 1/3 way.
If it still gives you troubles then let me know, i'll give you some things to look for.
give us the things to look for. We are heading to the horn island tomorrow and I dont want to be stuck out that far without some pointers.
What you want to do is see if your leaking on shutdown or not. Your going to run the motor, get it good and hot. Shut it off, pull the spark arrestor off the carb. Start it back up, do another quick run. And then without letting the engine idle long, pull the throttle back to nuetral, shut it right off. And have a helper look down the throat of the carb and see if there is gas pooling up on the throttle plates or not.
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