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Operating In Freezing Temperatures; Salt Water Operation - Craftsman GAMEFISHER 225.582590 Owner's Manual

25 horsepower outboard motor with 6 gallon remote tank
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OPERATION
OPERATING
TIPS, CONT.
If while operating
your boat the propeller
comes
in contact
with fishing
line, stop motor.
Visually
inspect
and
remove
any
fishing
line
that
is
wrapped
around
prop.
As soon
as possible,
remove
engine from water and check gear hous-
ing for water
which would
indicate
a damaged
seal.
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
TEMPERATURE,
TRAPPED
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.
IMPORTANT:
IF THE MOTOR
IS TILTED
OUT OF
THE WATER,
WATER
REMAINING
IN THE COOL-
ING SYSTEM
AND GEAR HOUSING
MAY FREEZE
AND CAUSE
PARTS TO BREAK.
Do not start a motor that might be frozen.
AND CHECK
Figure 15
SALT WATER OPERATION
Although
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
use.
From time to time run the motor in fresh water to
flush out salt deposits.
Wash
motor
down with fresh
water and soap:
rinse.
Apply a marine type wax to protect the finish.
Periodically
remove propeller and lubricate pro-
peller shaft.
Replace
water pump impeller every year.
Remove gear housing and apply anti-seize com-
pound to the driveshaft/crankshaft
splines.
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