Outboard Slowed A Lot Over The Winter. Any Ideas?
Posted April 29 2012 - 10:01 AM
Anyway, that little motor pushed my aluminum skiff along at over 20 mph when I was in it alone and even 18 mph with my wife.
To winterize it, I used some Stabil Marine in my gas tank on my last outing. Then I sprayed some fogger in the carb, and pulled the gas line and let it run dry. I stored it in the heated basement so it wouldn't have to endure the temp extremes of outdoor storage.
I had it out for the first time yesterday using a fresh tank of gas. The motor started on the first pull. So far so good. But I couldn't get more than 8-10 mph out of it. The boat never got up on a plane and skipped across the water the way it did just before I put it away for the winter. Ran the thing for a couple of hours and nothing changed.
Do the mechanics among you have any ideas what could be wrong?
Posted April 29 2012 - 10:13 AM
This year I didn't use stabil, I used the startron/seafoam mix.......no trouble out of storage.
Posted May 16 2012 - 06:59 AM
The difference? When I had weight in the front, cooler, camping gear, my wife, etc the boat was going faster. When I was fishing alone it was going slower. The weight in the front seems to trim the boat, providing less resistance so the motor can push it faster. Guess I'm going to have to buy some sandbags for the bow for when I fish alone.
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