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Thought it was worth a try here before going to a specialist site.

I have just bought a second hand boat (small rib) and being very new to boating and outboards I am struggling with getting it to run right.

The problem I have is if I run it from the fuel tank and lines it swamps the engine with fuel and kills it (my interpretation of what is happening)

The reason I have come to this conclusion is because once the engines dies and I disconnect the fuel lines after quite a few pulls on the starter cord the engine will start and run fine until it either runs out of residual fuel or the fuel lines are reconnected again which after a few seconds kills the engine.

Does anyone have any ideas what is going on?

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Thought it was worth a try here before going to a specialist site.

I have just bought a second hand boat (small rib) and being very new to boating and outboards I am struggling with getting it to run right.

The problem I have is if I run it from the fuel tank and lines it swamps the engine with fuel and kills it (my interpretation of what is happening)

The reason I have come to this conclusion is because once the engines dies and I disconnect the fuel lines after quite a few pulls on the starter cord the engine will start and run fine until it either runs out of residual fuel or the fuel lines are reconnected again which after a few seconds kills the engine.

Does anyone have any ideas what is going on?

push the choke in and start again.

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push the choke in and start again.

Thanks for the reply

I was about to write to you saying I know it is not the choke because I carefully checked that I was using it correctly each time I have tried to run it.

However I decided to check the manual and noticed that the nob was shown 180 degs different from on my outboard. I have just pulled the knob off and turned it to the same way round as the manual. So at the moment it looks like I am trying to run with full choke (thinking I had turned it off!)

Cheers.

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Thanks for the reply

I was about to write to you saying I know it is not the choke because I carefully checked that I was using it correctly each time I have tried to run it.

However I decided to check the manual and noticed that the nob was shown 180 degs different from on my outboard. I have just pulled the knob off and turned it to the same way round as the manual. So at the moment it looks like I am trying to run with full choke (thinking I had turned it off!)

Cheers.

So glad I could help. It took an effort to go back to the old outboard days and remember!

Enjoy your rib. Where do you keep it?

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Thought it was worth a try here before going to a specialist site.

I have just bought a second hand boat (small rib) and being very new to boating and outboards I am struggling with getting it to run right.

The problem I have is if I run it from the fuel tank and lines it swamps the engine with fuel and kills it (my interpretation of what is happening)

The reason I have come to this conclusion is because once the engines dies and I disconnect the fuel lines after quite a few pulls on the starter cord the engine will start and run fine until it either runs out of residual fuel or the fuel lines are reconnected again which after a few seconds kills the engine.

Does anyone have any ideas what is going on?

Wouldnt it have been easier to get one of these and hired the staff to run it which would have had the added bonus of helping the economy

abramovich-plans-world-s-largest-yacht.jpg

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Wouldnt it have been easier to get one of these and hired the staff to run it which would have had the added bonus of helping the economy

abramovich-plans-world-s-largest-yacht.jpg

That is stunning. I remember in the 90's when I went to Puerto Banus I could not believe the super yachts, the 2000's have taken it to a whole new level.

I suspect the propeller on that thing is bigger than my boat!

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So glad I could help. It took an effort to go back to the old outboard days and remember!

Enjoy your rib. Where do you keep it?

It turns out it was not the choke, it was due to the float. I think the engine had been stored with fuel in which evaporated gumming up the float and letting too much fuel in.

It is my first foray into boats having moved near the sea. It is a 3.5m Honda Wave inflatable with an aluminium floor which can be removed so I can pack it in the car. I can get everything needed for the boat in the boot of my estate so I do not need to store it anywhere other than my garage. No trailer and no new tow bar needed.

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It turns out it was not the choke, it was due to the float. I think the engine had been stored with fuel in which evaporated gumming up the float and letting too much fuel in.

It is my first foray into boats having moved near the sea. It is a 3.5m Honda Wave inflatable with an aluminium floor which can be removed so I can pack it in the car. I can get everything needed for the boat in the boot of my estate so I do not need to store it anywhere other than my garage. No trailer and no new tow bar needed.

No stopping you now! Be careful out there!

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It turns out it was not the choke, it was due to the float. I think the engine had been stored with fuel in which evaporated gumming up the float and letting too much fuel in.

It is my first foray into boats having moved near the sea. It is a 3.5m Honda Wave inflatable with an aluminium floor which can be removed so I can pack it in the car. I can get everything needed for the boat in the boot of my estate so I do not need to store it anywhere other than my garage. No trailer and no new tow bar needed.

Look up the small engine repair vids (mainly lawnmower ones) on Youtube - DavidsFarm and others provide some excellent tutorials on 2 and 4 stroke repair and maintenance. To prevent gumming up switch off fuel and run engine till it stops if not using for a while. If you have a sticking float chances are that your jects are none to good either, flush with carb cleaner or a strip down of the carb may be necessary anyway, may also be bits swilling round in the bowl. Give the tank a good swill out with fresh fuel too.

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Thought it was worth a try here before going to a specialist site.

I have just bought a second hand boat (small rib) and being very new to boating and outboards I am struggling with getting it to run right.

The problem I have is if I run it from the fuel tank and lines it swamps the engine with fuel and kills it (my interpretation of what is happening)

The reason I have come to this conclusion is because once the engines dies and I disconnect the fuel lines after quite a few pulls on the starter cord the engine will start and run fine until it either runs out of residual fuel or the fuel lines are reconnected again which after a few seconds kills the engine.

Does anyone have any ideas what is going on?

Is it the T35 Honda you got mate ? I recently sold my day fisher and was thinking about one of these instead for the rare occasions I go to sea - I was wondering how well the more .... fuller figured male would be in one ? ( I'm 6ft5 and 20sih stone) - they looke a bit expensive new at round £1k - mind spilling how much you paid and where ?

Thanks

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Look up the small engine repair vids (mainly lawnmower ones) on Youtube - DavidsFarm and others provide some excellent tutorials on 2 and 4 stroke repair and maintenance. To prevent gumming up switch off fuel and run engine till it stops if not using for a while. If you have a sticking float chances are that your jects are none to good either, flush with carb cleaner or a strip down of the carb may be necessary anyway, may also be bits swilling round in the bowl. Give the tank a good swill out with fresh fuel too.

Thanks for the reply, my uncle recommended carb cleaner but when I went to Halfords they were out of stock and they said it sold out very quickly with people buying multiple cans when it came in. Not sure if it that was just a local phenomenon.

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Is it the T35 Honda you got mate ? I recently sold my day fisher and was thinking about one of these instead for the rare occasions I go to sea - I was wondering how well the more .... fuller figured male would be in one ? ( I'm 6ft5 and 20sih stone) - they looke a bit expensive new at round £1k - mind spilling how much you paid and where ?

Thanks

Hi yes it was the T35. It was an ebay job and came with a tailor and 5hp engine. I paid £900 the whole lot but it was sold as excellent condition but after having a better look at it and with the engine problems I probably over paid for the quality received. However all is sorted now and it is a great boat all round and I can fit all my kit in the boot of my estate. If you invest in a good pump it makes assembly a pleasure.

Went out with my family at the weekend and it went along nicely although not fast. I plan to use it for fishing as well. Never done much boating but had a good few weeks with it since purchasing.

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