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post #18 of Old 10-25-2013
magnolia_moon
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Re: Honda 9.9hp Outboard Won't Start

themerryonion,

Catalina is a great choice for your first sailboat.
I bought a Catalina 25 with a 9.9 outboard and had problems with the carburetor.
I tried fixing the problem myself and ran into issues because the jets in the carburetor are so small.
My suggestion is to take it to a marine mechanic and spend the money to get it diagnosed and fixed up accordingly.
I spent $200 to have the carburetor overhauled and now it runs like new.
Once you do get it running make sure to add STABIL fuel treatment to each tank.
Also, disconnect your fuel line and let the motor idle until it runs out of gas.
These two practices will save you from issues in the future.
All the best.

Mr. Moon
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