Bombay Explorer 44
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Re: Outboard Starting Procedure
I too have my doubts about the 1/2 choke full throttle bit.
Most 2 strokes will want full choke and 20 - 25% throttle when cold.
The only reason I would use full throttle was if I had flooded the stupid thing.
Btw my 30 year old Johnson 15hp 2 st started third pull when cold on full choke 1/5 throttle and first pull no choke all day after that.
My current 18 hp 2 st Tohatsu needs choke on any start when it has been sitting for 30 mins or more.