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It may have already been said, but if the intent is to run the engine to drain the carb of fuel, wouldn't it be easiest to just drain the bowl by pulling the drain screw? The hassle of lugging a bucket down the docks covered in snow...then figuring out a way to mount the bucket under the motor and run it just seems like a lot of work when it would take you maybe 5 minutes to remove the cover and drain the carb.
If you're wanting to winterize it properly I would think it be best to remove the engine from the boat, take it somewhere where you can run water through a hose to either "ear muffs" or the intake input with proper fitting, run it for 10-15, fog the carb, then change oil (if app), lower unit lube, maybe spark plugs and fog (pull the carb a few times while fogging), and fuel filter. Just sayin.
@JKCatalina310...WTH? Speaking for myself, one of the things we enjoy doing often is to explore the shoreline with the kids in our dingy. Lets say we're somewhere like the Wye River off the Chesapeake. There are miles and miles off shoreline you could explore outside the creek one is anchored for the night. Something like a 20hp on a RIB just allows you more options. Stop being such a hater and don't judge people you don't know! AT least that how I read your ridiculous comment!
1982 Tartan 37C
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