Saw this little Honda
on ebay UK located where I kept my boat. As I wasn't close by, a friend checked it out for me and had it running fine in a large oil
drum. With lady luck shining my way I then managed to buy myself an outboard
unseen (and without a manual).
Fast forward to summer and I'm in the dinghy
with the outboard attached and off we go, upwind just in case the little darling plays up - and it did cough and stop
! Drifted and paddled back - at least it was summer!
Checked what I could and set off again the next day - same story twice that day
! Just stopped after a few minutes.
So I took it in for a service
and picked it up after a week and paid the PDS 85 - a label attached read "Ran without a problem for 15 minutes. Performed a service". Just before leaving the workshop I point to a lever on the side of my engine
and ask for it's function as the writing had all but disappeared. "Oh, that's the fuel
cut-off" - and yes, I'd always had it in the "off" position when the engine
So PDS 85 paid for the skipper's education!