spring, to fit out, remember first to open the fuel line valve which was shut off during
lay up. When appropriate, namely in the water with engine cooling seacocks open and the
protective towel removed, merely crank the engine until the bowls fill and engine fires.
Then, let idle until warm. This also helps remove the protective oil from the combustion
chambers as evidenced by smoke in the exhaust.
E. Extended Storage
If lay up extends longer than six months. additional carburetor attention is
required. For these occasions, it is prudent to remove the carburetor and replace all
gaskets, diaphragms, hoses, and inlet seats before recommissioning the engines. This will
insure that your carburetor is reconditioned for continued trouble-free service. Holley
rebuild marine carburetor kits are offered for these cases.
see Extended Storage Start-up procedures)
Precautions with Raw Fuel
At no time during your boating activities should you allow any liquid fuel to collect in
or on your marine engine. Enclosed engine compartments will collect the vapors of spilled
fuel and can experience mixtures, which are capable of dangerously explosive conditions.
Do all carburetor rebuilding work where fuel might spill off the vessel. Exercise great
care to identify and locate any fuel leakage. Use your nose each time you open the engine
hatch. Don't depend on fuel vapor sensor systems. And always run your bilge blower at
least five minutes before starting your engine.