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Thanks -- you sound experienced. The mechanic drained the water, did the compression check and then launched it again to check it out (the water intake is in the skeg so he couldn't use the muffs). He said that the lower cylinder filled with water when they were just turning it over with the fuel off??

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Be aware that if you have a waterlift muffler on the engine, it will suck up water when you crank the engine. If you crank the engine for more than 10-15 seconds, you should close the raw water intake until the engine starts. This is to prevent the engine from sucking in so much water that it enters the cylinders through the exhaust valves, via the water lift muffler. An experienced mechanic should have known this. This sounds like what happened to you.

If it was only being turned over via the starter, it may not be blown, and may be a relatively inexpensive repair.

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