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ok so i got the motor, and i got it on the boat and the weather turned bad. ok i can deal with that. here's my thing, i cannot figure out what to push, pull or prod to tilt the motor up so i can trailer it. i think its that little flat lever on left side (standing behind the boat), but that does not seem to work. any ideas of what i am missing? i feel like a idiot.
 
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Is there a small lever at the front, between the clampy arms that you attached to the boat?
If there is, thats the lever than unlocks the thingy thats stopping you from raising the engine.
I think it needs to be in 'neutral', or 'shift' too.

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checked my '78 rude, yup thats the lever, and mine can't raise unless handle selector is in 'shift' position.
 
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well i trotted right out there and tried the stubby level and nothing- feels like the lever isn't doing much. so i got rambuncious and took the motor off the boat laid it on the grass and released it that way. found the little cable that does all the work and it looks like its a wee bit too loose. onward from there... i can't seem to get the throttle to move. not sure where everything needs to be for that to happen. i know there is some weird combo of things i need to do, but sure dont know what they are. i appreciate the quick response and am hoping for more. i have a feeling the sun will be coming out soon and gee whiz i want to be ready for it. i just ordered the manual for it from the library- they have to see if a Texas library will loan it to us- lets hope!!!
 
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You should take some detailed photos of the motor so we can help out a bit. And what he said?????????????
 
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nope, throttle wont twist- tried slipping into both forward adn reverse to check that and neutral as well- there will be no throttle twisting at this time.
T4L- i still cannot figure out how to upload pictures here.
Rain- thanks i had checked there and i didn't get anywhere. and the more i type the more i feel a bit foolish. if the weather is going to keep up its bad behavior i might just run it down to the guy i bought it from. he's a good guy and i'll be surprised if he wont help me. i really didn't think it would be this difficult.
 
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bigsteel- thank you for the link i read it and felt a bit overwhelmed. though i love iboats and they are full of great info. will read it again and look around some more.
 
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If you can't twist the trottle you have a BIG problem. Hopefully the guy you boaught it from can show you how it works. Did you see it run at all or are you taking his word for it? Too bad you live so far or I would come over and try to help. Something just doesn't seem right about this motor.
 
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took it back down to him- we all fiddled with it and scratched our heads together. he took off the flywheel and after some more head scratching put some oil down the main shaft. and to make a long story short, its loosening- we'll go pick it up again later today- fingers crossed everybody!!!
 
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got it back. the throttle is better. the shaft under the fly wheel was stuck / rusty. so much 3 in 1 oil later and some sweat assitance its functional. will look at a book later to use the actual part names so it makes more snse. lets all hope for decent weather and good run on the water tomorrow!!

thank yuo all for the help- it is all truly appreciated!! thank you
 
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got it back. the throttle is better. the shaft under the fly wheel was stuck / rusty. so much 3 in 1 oil later and some sweat assitance its functional. will look at a book later to use the actual part names so it makes more snse. lets all hope for decent weather and good run on the water tomorrow!!

thank yuo all for the help- it is all truly appreciated!! thank you

You may want to make sure its working 100% before taking it out on the water, otherwise you may have a long row ahead of you.
 
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so we took it out. putted into the wind nice and smooth. my GF wanted to drive, sure thing, switch seats. she starts off with it and a few seconds later the motor races and but no power to the prop. try shifting it a few times, nothing. row back to the dock, load up. bring it home, read manual, read manual, swear, spit, stomp. borrow a clean trash barrel, try it again. looks good. back over to the water. starts right up, goes no where. load back up, swear, spit, stomp.
its going back tomorrow.

onward. is anyone selling a 8-10 hp outbard that actually runs well?

not happy.
 
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bigsteel- thats the plan. lets hope its not a rodeo. the guy i bought from is really cool and i dont anticipate a problem.
 

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