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Re: Small Outboard Care
I'm with TQA. Almost 8 years of daily use on our Johnson 15, 4 stroke and I have never fresh water rinsed. As with almost everything else on a boat, use is the key. Sitting around unused is a surefire route to early decline.
About twice a year I spray everything under the cowling with PB Blaster. I second the 'if it ain't broke....' especially on outboard motors. S/S bolts into alloy: well we all know where that will end up.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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