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Old 10-28-2008
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I'd second carrying shear pins, spark plugs, extra impellers as pointed out above. I'd also recommend carrying spare fuel filters and a spare prop.

BTW, you do have a water/fuel separating type filter in the fuel line, right???
If not, add one ASAP. Getting water into the fuel and into the engine is one of the biggest sources of problems on outboards. A fuel/water separator is a simple way to prevent these problems.
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