How To Keep Your Outboard Motor In Shape

Outboard motors are neither more sensitive than cars engines nor do they require more exceptional maintenance than car engines, but they are exposed to more violent environments than cars. Therefore, you should spend some extra time of the day after every boat trip maintaining the well-being of your boat. Why the extra effort? Because for one, cars are not in danger of constant exposure to water and secondly they do not face be threat of being damaged by salt deposits from ocean water. Since your boat faces dangers each time it ventures out to sea (or other bodies of water), it is worth the extra effort in order to keep your outboard motor in shape. Make use of the following steps to do so.

Step one: Each time you take your boat out to sea or any other bodies of water, salt and other types of sediments can accumulate and thus it is necessary to flush the engine of the boat. One easy way to do so is by purchasing a pair of rabbit ears, which is a rubber seal with a metal clamp attached, useful in many situations. Merely attach the rabbit ears to the part of the motor where it is most likely to be exposed to water and then connect the posterior region of the rabbit ears to a water hose.

One step you should note is that the outflow tube has the potential to be clogged and the cleaning process would not be complete unless you remove the item clogging the outflow tube. How can you tell if the tube is blocked? You can check by placing your hand into the water stream and noting the intensity of the water flow. If the water flow is mediocre, then the tube is more than likely to be clogged. When that happens, you should stop the engine instantly and fish out the obstruction with a tiny wire. Once you are one hundred percent sure that you have unblocked the tube, you can restart the engine and see if the water flow has resumed its intensity.

Step four: After you are finished with step three, disconnect the gas line to drain the extra fuel. Put the line back in place when the fuel is done draining.
Step five: Make sure there are no leaks! You will have to notify a boat specialist if there are leaks.

Step six: Upon completing all the technicalities, clean the boat completely and spray substances such as WD40 or Quick-lube to prevent corrosion onto the boat’s exterior surface.
Step seven (last step!): Cover your engine up with a plastic cover to protect it from all dangers while you are gone.

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