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Why are outboard motor handles located on the lefthand side?

Actually, you don't need to sit on the right side of the motor. If you sit in the center of the seat, directly in front of the motor, the tiller will be positioned right were your left hand can ...
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Testing outboard motor when not in water

A Flush Muff is an inexpensive and essential piece of gear for your outboard. It looks a bit like a set of ear muffs. It is two rubber cups with a steel arm connecting them. One cup has a hose ...
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Does an Inflatable boat w a 4hp motor need a license in Ontario?

This Government of Canada website says: Licensing a pleasure craft A vessel used for pleasure, recreation, or daily living is a pleasure craft. Determining whether a Pleasure Craft Licence is ...
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How to find quiet outboard motor

As you already state, an electic motor is probably the best thing you could get. They might be a bit more expensive than equivalent gas driven engines, but they're lighter, the power is cheaper and ...
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Does an outboard motor impeller go bad if it isn't exercised regularly?

Doing a quick google search for "Impeller 2002 2 stroke 75 HP Yamaha" shows that it is a rubber impeller, these WILL age and dry out. Check your manual for when and how to replace it. As a rule of ...
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Avoid spilling gas into water when filling portable outboard motor

You could try something like a small 'Fuel Transfer Pump' which should avoid the whole 'pouring' situation entirely. They sort of look (and operate) like bicycle tire pumps.
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Avoid spilling gas into water when filling portable outboard motor

I'm going to give these No-Spill gas cans a try: "Press the button to pour. Flow automatically stops when mower or generator tank is full." https://www.atlas-machinery.com/STIHL/stl-...
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New 2.5 hp outboard motor has reduced power at full throttle

As this is a from new engine: What you have most likely done is has "broken the engine in". This means that the cylinders etc are less tight than they were at manufacture. This means that it ...
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Avoid spilling gas into water when filling portable outboard motor

Same problem. If you take off the cover, you can see the fuel level in the tank.
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Why are outboard motor handles located on the lefthand side?

They aren't designed for left hand use. They are pretty much agnostic in this respect. You can use either hand as needed. I almost always use my right hand on the throttle/tiller of an outboard motor, ...
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Yamaha 9.9 4-stroke outboard motor won't start (after working fine a minute ago)

I got the boat started again. I'm not sure what the root cause of the problem was. I did a few things: The kill switch key was definitely in place all this time. I had checked it previously. But what ...
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Testing outboard motor when not in water

I'm new to boating and I've never operated a motor boat. That's the first thing you need to care about. Boating is fun and generally a very safe recreation activity, but only if you know the rules and ...
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How to find quiet outboard motor

There are websites with information and reviews on motors, but I think it might be easier to go to where the boats are and talk with owners and listen to their motors in action. If you have a boat in ...
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Does an Inflatable boat w a 4hp motor need a license in Ontario?

There are 2 separate answers to the question: 1. Regarding licensing the boat: No you do not need to license the boat as it less than 10hp (7.5kw) 1. Regarding having a boating license to operate the ...
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