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How do you start an out board motor on land?

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May 29, 2007 12:19PM

An motor can be connected to the side of a 55 gallon drum filled with water and run that way. Or you can purchase "ear muffs" at a marina. They attach to a garden hose. You put the muffs around the intake ports above the propeller, turn on the garden hose and wait to see if water comes out the exhaust port. If it does, you know you have the muffs in the right place. Then turn on your engine. Start it in neutral! If you put it in forward or reverse the prop will spin. Make sure nothing or no one is around the prop.