[OMC-Boats] Checking in for 2012

From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 13:37:17 -0700 (PDT)

Hey guys, Been working on renovation a lake house so have not had my boat out since summer 2009.  I'm determined to get it out this summer so today I pulled it out of the corner of the carport and charged it up.  It still had a half tank of gas so got my nose down to the filler and sniffed but did not detect any smell of deteriorating gas.  With that, I filled my usual tub of water, dropped the outdrive down into it and cranked her over.  Could have blowed me over as she started right up.  Of course, the electric fuel pump helped!  I didn't see her pumping water so I shut her down and checked the water level in the tub.  It was just shy of covering the intake by 100% so I made some adjustments and turned the hose on to be sure the tub stayed full and tried again.  Still didn't see any water in the hoses but this time did see some condensation.  I figured it was enough to take her to lake on Wednesday where I will try again this time with the outdrive fully submerged. I rebuilt/resealed the outdrive in early 2009 and didn't have any problems with it after that.  Any thoughts on why it wouldn't immediately pick up water this time?  Happy boating! -Bill  Cedar Creek Lake, TX 1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive http://www.photobucket.com/evinrude_explorer
Received on Sunday, 1 July 2012

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