Five simple checks to troubleshoot your outboard

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Five simple checks to troubleshoot your outboard

‘Outboard – why the &%$@ won’t it start?’ .

You may know how to sail brilliantly, but that doesn’t mean that you can solve problems with the outboard motor on your dinghy or tender, particularly if you are mechanically challenged. Here are five common problems and simple fixes which might get you back home one day(if you’re a natural Mr/Ms Fixit, skip this story):

1.) Motor completely dead, won’t start:
2.) Dying boat battery:
3.) Dead cranking battery:
4.) Fouled propeller:
5.) Engine overheats:


by Des Ryan

Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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