“Prudent boat owners add a stabilizer like Star Tron, Seafoam or Stabil to their marine fuel. Untreated fuel separates into a suspension that plays havoc with carburetors, fuel injectors and ignition systems. If you stored your boat for several months with untreated fuel, there’s a good chance your boat won’t start. You are especially at risk if you run ethanol
You will, of course, discover this fact on the boat ramp, preferably before you launch.
You can test your fuel at home with a simple, inexpensive garden hose attachment that clamps to the water intakes on your outboard motor. Clamp the “ears” to the intake, turn on the water spigot and hit the ignition. If the motor starts and runs, you should be fine.”
Read more about fuel stabilizers and other boating tips here.
If your outboard engine fails to start, don’t stress. The technicians at Robbinsdale Marine have the expertise and knowledge in diagnosing and troubleshooting all sorts of outboard motor problems. Visit our outboard engine repair page or call 763-533-0300 for more information.
If you’re looking to purchase an outboard engine, we have you covered too! We sell used and rebuilt engines from some of the top manufacturers around. Check out our outboard engine sales page for information on that.