If while operating
your boat the propeller
line, stop motor.
engine from water and check gear hous-
ing for water
OPERATING IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES
When operating the motor in freezing or near
freezing temperature, keep the gear housing in
the water. When launchingthe boat/motor in near
freezing temperature, let the rig soak for 20 to 30
minutes before startingto allowwater in the water
pick-up, water pump or water tube to thaw.
IMPORTANT: IF OUTBOARD IS STORED TILTED
UP IN FREEZING
COOLING WATER OR RAIN WATER THAT MAY
HAVE ENTERED THE EXHAUST OUTLET IN THE
GEAR CASE COULD FREEZE AND CAUSE DAM-
AGE TO THE OUTBOARD.
IF THE MOTOR
IN THE COOL-
AND GEAR HOUSING
PARTS TO BREAK.
Do not start a motor that might be frozen.
SALT WATER OPERATION
all motor parts that contact water have been
chemically treated to resist salt water corrosion, you
should take some
special steps after running your
motor in salt water.
Always tilt the motor out of the water when not in
From time to time run the motor in fresh water to
flush out salt deposits.
down with fresh
water and soap:
Apply a marine type wax to protect the finish.
remove propeller and lubricate pro-
water pump impeller every year.
Remove gear housing and apply anti-seize com-
pound to the driveshaft/crankshaft