I am a woman and have been stranded dockside due to non-running 1976 ericson with an old faithfull atomic 4. It starts, idles rough then dies when the throttle handle is moved. I have checked the fuel pump(which is clear), changed the plugs (which was coated with black stuff) and fuel filter. The choke works (moves back and forth like it should). Checked for sparks between the plugs and the wires and stared at it for many hours hoping it will start and even fiddled with the idle needle valve. Is there any hope but to remove the carb?
I am having serious withdrawal symptoms from not sailing! any help would be apppreciated.