SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR
Recoil Starter Rope Inspection
RECOIL STARTER ROPE
Inspect the recoil starter rope, and
replace it if it becomes frayed.
Always keep the emergency starter
rope on the boat in case the recoil
starter rope fails.
The anode is located on the
antiventilation plate. It is made of a
sacrificial material that helps to
protect the outboard motor from
Replace the anode when it has been
reduced to about two-thirds of the
original size, or if it is crumbling.
Painting or coating the anode will
defeat its purpose and will lead to
rust and corrosion damage to the
outboard motor. The anode must be
exposed to the water in order to
protect the outboard motor.