hi there i have just bought a 23ft fin keel
with an outboard
on a plywood engine
mount . I just launched it today into freshwater and what do you know the mount snapped and teh engine
fell in to the water
spinning a few times before dying.
We got it out in about 20-30 seconds.
It is a 4 stroke
Took the engine home with remote
tank and stood in bucket of water
. we have changed the spark plug
, drained and rebuilt the carburretor and put a bit of petrol into the cyclinder.
We have pulled it about 100 times and all we get is a bit of a kick now and then and a puff of smoke from the the carb intake. The pull cord will snap back a few times. The oil
also is a nasty green brown colour.
There is definately petrol getting to the plug
and there doesn't seem to be any water in the cyclinder
Ok so I've decided I need an oil change
and perhaps the flywheel key is sheared...however I can't get it to the mechanic
until Monday morning. What are the chances of the engine being F####### by sitting around until then...give only the good news