1˝ weeks ago I finally got my boat out and running good. It had been sitting up in our front yard since Hurricane Katrina, and the hull was FULL of water (it took 2 hours worth of draining to completely empty it). I bought a new battery, new spark plugs, and ˝ of a tank's worth of gas. Needless to say, when I launched it, it cranked and ran as smooth as silk. I didn't want to waste any gas so I put it back in our boat lift.
The next day I had my GF over, and we decided to go to Mobile Middle Bay Lighthouse (coordinates 30°26'14.49" N 88°0'41.18" W) to take pictures. Well, I put another 5 gallons of gas in just to be safe, and off we went.
A week later (yesterday) when I went to put more gas in, I noticed the gas cap was already off...which means that I forgot to put it back on last weekend after putting that last 5 gallons in! Not to mention that it rained the last two days before, so the gas tank was full of water!
I try to crank it, and reluctantly it came around. However, it sputters and kicks and will not go over idle speed without conking out!
I have a '94 Wellcraft 190CCF with an (almost) brand-new Yamaha 130 outboard engine.
Things I have already tried in order to get it running again:
1. Run the bilge pump some more - made no difference.
2. Take off the propellor to see if something was wrapped around it - nothing.
3. Let it idle for 2 hours - made no difference.
4. Drained the Water Separater (see fig. 3) over and over again - made the engine sputter and kick even more .
5. Drained 4 engine chambers (see fig. 4) - made no difference.
6. Put an extra 5 gallons of gas in - made no difference.
Fig. 2 (Stern)
Fig. 3 (Water Separator)
Fig. 4 (Engine Chambers Drainage Screws)
In conclusion, how can I get the water out of my engine short of taking it to the boat repair place and spending $$$? As I type this, I am letting the engine sit and idle to hopefully burn out all of the water. However, it has been doing this for the last 3 hours and still will not go over idle speed. Should I just keep doing this until all the water is drained, and put some fresh gas in it? Or is there anything else you guys know that I can try in order to fix it?
Thanks for your help.
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