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Re: Tohatsu help

Taking nominations for best easy fix.

I am a little frustrated right now, as this motor thing has turned into a saga. This Tohatsu ran like a charm, and it was on the boat just while the Yamaha was getting fixed. To sum u my recent challenges:

Season 1- Bought boat with Yamaha. Ran a little rough.
Season 2- Brought motor to shop, carb clean, ran great.
Boat sat for a couple weeks, would not start at all.
Brought carb to second shop. They cleaned the carb. Re-installed carb on last day of season to pull boat. Started and ran beautifully, but spit gas out of the bottom.
Left carb at shop on my way home for the season. They replaced the accelerator pump diaphragm, which was leaking.
Season 3- picked up carb, re-installed. Motor started and ran beautifully, but spit gas out the bottom of carb.
Shop is reputable, but 1.5 hrs from house. 2 round trips = 6 hours driving time. Opted to have fixed locally.
Re-installed carb. Motor ran perfect. Tested in a barrel, ran well at all speeds. Repeatedly.
Went to launch boat, blew a brake line in truck.. Very lucky I did not launch the truck. Or crash on the highway.
Returned a few days later when marina said they could launch me, as my truck is not fixed. Marina was too busy to launch me.
Returned a few days later to sail. Motor does not work at all.
Took Tohatsu, which had been fogged and stored properly, then tested multiple times at home. Transported it properly to marina, and enlisted their help to swap, as boat is on a mooring, and I have no truck yet. Tohatsu runs as described in my first post.
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