Servicing an outboard

LouDLouD Posts: 163 Deckhand
A friend bought a new boat at the beginning of last season and had the engine serviced at 100 hours. After  adding another 20 hours the boat hasn’t been used in 8 months. Should it be serviced again? 


  • bmoodybmoody Posts: 977 Officer
    I wouldn't. 
  • outboardsurplusoutboardsurplus Posts: 147 Deckhand
    I would get rid of the old gas.
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,831 Captain
    No service, gas could be iffy. Ethanol would defiantly have to go.
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,676 Moderator
    As mentioned above, also was the gas treated, was it started on a regular bases,were the batteries being charged, if not they could be suspect and have a bad cell if the were dead for a long time, were the tanks or tank full, was it marine fuel   If you have to dump or scrub 100 gallons of fuel it can be pricey.  Towing insurance is money well spent. 
     Running on a trailer or lift till it gets   up to operating temp. a couple of times.

  • Fireman BillFireman Bill Posts: 576 Officer
    The gasoline would be my concern.  At the very least add new fuel to the old fuel

    Fireman Bill
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