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Re: Outboard Starting Procedure

The first time I read an outboard manual, an outboard that was new and HAD a manual, it was a 25hp Tohatsu when they were new-ish on the US market. Firned of mine was knocking himself out trying to start it for the first time, confirmed everything looked right, everything was being done by the book, engine just wouldn't start. When he got done I walked over, invoked Our Father Who Art In Evinrude, moved the choke, gave it one pull and it fired up.

The manual had the choke positions (hot/cold) reversed.

Like the pilots say, "Only touch the shiny buttons".
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