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So with the throttle closed, held closed by hand, does it still over-revs as soon as you start it up? If that's the case, disconnect the top spark plug wire and restart it, if it doesn't over rev, the issue is the upper crankshaft seal. This is a fairly difficult job so I would suggest seeking out a marine mechanic unless you are very mechanically inclined.

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Sounds like your engine is flooding when in the trim down position. You might need new fuel jets in the carbs.

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Winterizing is fairly easy. You can put the lower unit in a mix of water and antifreeze and run it to get all the water out and replaced with antifreeze. Next you can either spray fogging oil in and add fuel stabilizer to your gas tank.

Here is a link to more info.
https://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/winterizing-your-engine.asp

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Probably needs the cable adjusted. Put the lower unit on and adjust the cable per the instructions for your lower unit.

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Bluish is oil being burnt. You didn't say if it was a 2 or 4 cycle. If it is a 4 cycle, you have a lot of oil getting into the cylinders. If it is a 2 cycle, check the gas for too much oil. Should be 50:1 mix.

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Check the transducer angle to be sure it is pointing directly down and not tilted. If that doesn't help, contact the manufacturer for support and possible parts.

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Generally 50:1. If the engine hasn't been run in awhile, I would run something more towards 30:1 for the first tank.

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If plugs and wire are good, it's probably either the ignition coils or power pack and/or optical sensor.

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Hello!
"Buy a case of beer. Trailer the boat to the lake. Launch boat. Ride around the lake and drink beer and offer pretty girls boat rides until the gas tank is empty. SORRY - I just had to say that."

You can find the answer here:
https://forums.iboats.com/forum/general-boating-outdoors-activities/boat-topics-and-questions-not-engine-topics/471660-drain-gas-tank-what-is-the-best-way
or here:
https://goneoutdoors.com/drain-boat-fuel-tank-6156615.html

https://www.greatlakesscuttlebutt.com/news/featured-news/diy-fuel-tank-draining/

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