An unrelaible outboard - don't live with it.
An unreliable outboard will cost you a lot of grief. Getting it tuned up isnít all that much of a financial investment but it pays great dividends. Doing the tune up yourself is even better; itís cheaper and you get the added confidence of having done it right as well as understanding the various systems better. With a great running outboard can get off of your mooring and back on dependably. You will be in a better position to render aid to another boater and can motor back in should the wind die without the incontinence or embarrassment of being stuck. For a fairly small financial investment you will gain more boating time, safety, flexibility and reliability. .