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Old 16-07-2011, 11:08   #46
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Re: OMG ! We Already Trashed the Dinghy Motor !

2 strokes rule ..suck .bang .boom. pull 3 times if wont start.. quit pulling..waste of time and will wear your recoil and line.check for fire..no fire change plug ..if still no fire check the cdi unit..no fuel check diapram and always use clear fuel line so you can see if it has air or if its not getting gas.if a two stroke wont start it has got to be no fire or no fuel regardless easy fix ..that is just the engine the rest of a boat motor I know nothing about..DVC
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Old 24-08-2011, 13:03   #48
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if there is no water comming out the tell tale that will not cause overheating in itself but clean it out as instructed so you can see if the pump is working
What tell-tale? The entire flow comes out there. No water, no flow = overheating
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Old 24-08-2011, 13:14   #49
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Not trying to be a jerk, but a hard dinghy and oars has it's advantages from time to time. I see a lot of folks getting blown around anchorages as they fight with their outboards that won't start. And trying to row an inflatable is a fool's errand in all but the lightest conditions and shortest runs.
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You're lucky.... You just got a good lesson very cheaply.. Remember this, years from now, when you're thinking about motoring a short distance in a blow.. Look at what's down wind...Might be the open ocean!
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Re: OMG ! We Already Trashed the Dinghy Motor !

Liking my porta bote a lot right about now... stows easy, light weight to move, planes with the 2.2 nissen outboard, rows pretty easy with out... Stable enough for both Himself AND the dog to maneuver in and out of with out too much trouble... What's not at like?

And yeah, checking the air vent on the fuel tank... That was my first spectacular *stupid head* lesson with outboards... Who knew?

Sorry yours turned out to be terminal...
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Am I correct ion that your 2.5 outboard was a "2 stroke". 2 Strokes require oil mixed in the fuel...else it gets over heated and freezes up. but the if you had a 4 strike, did you check the oil dipstick to see if there was any oil in the reserve? and when laying the outboard down on a dock etc, there is a preferred side to lay it on. Hope thishelps somewhat
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Am I correct ion that your 2.5 outboard was a "2 stroke". 2 Strokes require oil mixed in the fuel...else it gets over heated and freezes up. but the if you had a 4 strike, did you check the oil dipstick to see if there was any oil in the reserve? and when laying the outboard down on a dock etc, there is a preferred side to lay it on. Hope thishelps somewhat

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