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Old 10-25-2010, 07:42 PM   #10
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City: Sunset Beach, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Polly P.
Vessel Model: Monk 36
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RE: Dumb Tender outboard motor question (winterizing)

I inherited our dinghy motor from my Dad.* It was left in a garage for maybe 7 years?* Nobody knows.* Put some fresh gas in there and mixed it a little rich (it is a 2-stroke) and it fired right up.* Once I ran it a bit and blew out the cobwebs it ran fine but just a bit rough.* This winter I'll have the carbs cleaned and the impeller and the spark plug replaced and it should be good to go.

2-strokes are tough little sombitches.*

I agree with the earlier post, just put it in your car and store it in your garage.* it worked for this motor for 7 years.
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