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My boat idles fine. When I go to accelerate the boat will
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I have a 1985 90 hp mariner. The problem is that when
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Charles
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I have a 2003 115 4 stroke sat years with about 30 gallons
I have a 2003 115 4 stroke sat for 3 years with about 30 gallons of fuel added staybil to it in fall of each year.Also ran it on muffs in spring. This year i went to lake from storage after adding 15 … read more
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1979 Mercury 115hp outboard engine. had serviced last week.
1979 Mercury 115hp outboard engine. had serviced last week. new fuel filter, cleaned carbs. drained all old gas from boat. added new fuel and stabilizer. starts and idles fine. revs real good in neutr… read more
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I have an 97 Evinrude 115. It will run great for the first
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along the same lines, I had an intake hose come off the back
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This is regarding a mercury black Max 135 outboard, I think
This is regarding a mercury black Max 135 outboard, I think the year is a 1999, So we got the boat all registered and insured and did a ton of work on it Saturday, Bimini top, fixed bilge pump, new bi… read more
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I have a 98 Evinrude 40hp. I have a problem with either the
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I have a 1994 Javelin 379T with a Evinrude 120 that I bought
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I have a 50hp mercury outboard, ( 4cyl maybe an 85) I have
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Thats the way she has always run since I bought her new in
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I just bought a 1989 bayliner capri it will start just fine
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Hello there.....I have a 1988 Chapparal with a 4 cyl, 165 hp
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I have a 1998 Merc Cruiser 5.7L 250hp alpha gen.2 drive. Engine
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my yamaha 90 outboard motor hasnt been used much this year.
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I have a 1997 50Hp Yamaha Outboard, my problem is it starts
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