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Old 15-07-2012, 18:26   #1
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Yamaha 15HP Outboard

Just recently purchased a 4 stroke 15 HP Yamaha. The engine is extremely heavy and using the lifting kits are crude at best. Yamaha should have designed a lifting eye to make removing the engine from the dinghy to the boat an easier task. The lifting straps move around and block the cooling water">engine cooling water. The engine is not designed to keep the straps securely in place. What were the designers thinking of! Does anyone have a better idea on how to lift the engine with these straps?

The fuel tank was sitting in the sun and expanded like a beach ball. I turned the vent screw counterclockwise to release the pressure but nothing happened. When I went to disconnect the fuel hose from the tank, I had a rag ready to catch what I thought would be a few drops, but instead gasoline poured out like a fire hose. What a mess!

Has anyone had this problem with the vent screw not releasing the pressure?

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Old 16-07-2012, 10:54   #2
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Re: Yamaha 15HP Outboard

Heavy four strokes are why I prefer 2 stroke outboards.
Try tying together the harness straps with some line so they are less likely to slip.
Keep your gas tank covered with an old towel or similar.
Get that vent working.
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