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Charles, Marine Mechanic
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We have twin outboard evinrude etec 150hp. They're 2013 with

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We have twin outboard evinrude etec 150hp. They're 2013 with about 80 hrs on them. After fueling up today the port side engine started but we had no control. There was a flashing light kn the port side controls. We were able to get moored again. After that we tried starting the engine again and now it will not start at all.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 2 years ago.
What it sounds like you had happen is that you have water in the port tank. This is common when buying fuel at a marina. Test the fuel in the tank. If you do get water out of there, flush the fuel system on the engine with good gas and get it started. You don't want the water sitting in the fuel pumps for a long time. After that, have the fuel in the boat cleaned of all water and replace any water sep filters that you have in the boat.

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