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Old 18-05-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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de winterised ring 16

hello there

im new to the boating scene so if this is daft dont be to harsh,

iv recently brought a ring 16 with 115hp 1998 merc

happy with the boat it needs a bit of tiding but nothing to major.

i have a few questions regarding the engine, im going to change the impeller and gearbox oil first thing and im told the engine had been winterised so my question is do i need to de winterise it or do i prime it and it should be ready to start ?

are there any major items i need to take care of before heading to sea ?

im also going to do a compression test on it what kind of readings should i be getting across the cylinders ?

cheers
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Old 18-05-2014, 12:54 PM   #2
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hello there

im new to the boating scene so if this is daft dont be to harsh,

iv recently brought a ring 16 with 115hp 1998 merc

happy with the boat it needs a bit of tiding but nothing to major.

i have a few questions regarding the engine, im going to change the impeller and gearbox oil first thing and im told the engine had been winterised so my question is do i need to de winterise it or do i prime it and it should be ready to start ?

are there any major items i need to take care of before heading to sea ?

im also going to do a compression test on it what kind of readings should i be getting across the cylinders ?

cheers


also


what size battery should it have on it ?
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Old 23-05-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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Just as well change the hole top section of the pump while your there.

Take the plugs out, spin it by hand a few times then crank it a few times, new plugs in, new fuel supply, muffs on, water on, crank. Leave it ticking over and abandon the area until the smoke disappears.
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