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Re: Do I need to worry about my engine or batteries?
For a new to you engine with unknown maintenance history, change engine oil and lower unit oil (use manufacturer recommended grades), change spark plugs.
When you first use it run with fresh gasoline and bring the engine speed up slowly to check operation. Check throttle linkage and idle setting.
Test forward, neutral and reverse tied to the dock to make sure all linkages are good, then go for a short run to check operation under load.
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA