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What are the proper steps in priming and starting a 1995 Outboard Motor ...we just purchased.

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Mercury 1995 60 HP two stroke outboard on my 21 ft pontoon boat.... motor recently serviced by local marine repair shop, water flowing through the "P" hole, usually easily cranked and running well. After launching from trailer, started easily, ran in no-wake area for about 20 minutes. Motor doing very well. After parking for about 1 hour, attempting to start again. Set throttle to Idle slow, pumped itnition two or three times, cranking real good, but no firing. Cranking only about 5-10 seconds, trying again. Several attempts, choking once or twice but not holding the "choke-primer" in. Let the motor rest a while longer, tried again. Still good cranking but no firing. Do I need to keep the choke depressed? Thanks in advance for any help you can render.

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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Mercury outboard are cataloged by serial number. Do you have that number available so I can look up and see which version of the 60 you have.

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