Anyone know anything about Outboard boat motors?

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  1. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So here's the story:

    My father-in-law passed back in January and I've been helping my mother-in-law cleanup her property and sell things she has no use for. They have this 24 foot pontoon boat that has been sitting for 5 years! It has a mercury force 75HP outboard and I don't know much about them. If I change the oil and filter, bleed the gas lines and put in a new battery should I give it a try and turn it over? or do you think that would do more damage?

    I already have my own boat but she gave me this one also and I'd like to keep it since there were alot of great family memories with him and the boat.

    Advice please?
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    My DH was a boat mechanic for over 20 years before moving on to motorcycle repair, but he is at work now - I will have him repsond later today or tonight if you like
     
  3. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes please! thank you!!
     
  4. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad, also, might know. I'll ask him when he gets home. Who'd have thought that you'd be able to get an answer to a question like this on a chicken website!
     
  5. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!

    That's why I love this site so much! The recipe section is one of my favorites. I always find something good to make in there. My mother-in-law eats at our house at least 5 days a week since I make so much good stuff now...but I still can't make a decent biscuit to save my life!!
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:OK, DH said yes, it's a two stroke outboard and it doesn't have oil and filter - it has gearcase oil that you can get from a marine store. He said make sure you tell him you have a Force outboard motor by Mercury Marine. You may have an oil injection tank somewhere on the boat and make sure the tank hasn't been contaminated with water. It feeds the engine with oil that mixes with the gas when running. Make sure that tank has no water in it. It may possibly have a remote fuel tank. If it has an onboard fuel tank, then you won't have an oil injection tank - if you can't find one, then it runs on a remote tank which is to your advantage. He said chances are it has an oil tank on it since it's a 24 footer. If it doesn't have any of that, you can go to Walmart and buy a new remote tank that comes with everything and you can carry it off and on the boat and not have to fill up at the marina. Hopefully you have a remote tank set up because it's much easier to work with. At that point, the engine might need pre-mix (gas and oil). Very simple to do. Just read the back of the bottle of good outboard pre-mix oil (TCW3 quality is the best). It would be a good idea to change the plugs.If you have an onboard fuel tank, there's more info but before he gets into it, check first and he'll tell you what to do from there. That being said, you need a flush attachment for your garden hose that attaches to the lower unit. They sell at Walmart Sportgin Goods section. After installing new battery, you can crank it for a sec to make sure it has spark butbefore you run the engine, you must have the flush attachment connected to the lower unit - there should be vents on the lower unit that you slip over and the hose has to be turned on wide open. If you run the engine without any water getting to the water pump in the lower unit, you'll burn it up. It's a rubber impeller in there. Chances are it will pump a little water, but it's probably old and possibly at high speed it won't pump enough. He said there's so muchmore to it, but this shoudl get you started. Any quesionts, let me know
     
  7. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! Thank you!! If it's not hot as the sun's surface tomorrow I'll run into town and get the stuff and start working on it.

    Thanks again
     

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