First timer to site and to boating---any help is greatly appreciated. Issues:
1. Is it safe to manually hold a garden hose over water intake stern vs. using a flush devise (water sock?) while running motor?
2. I removed petcock to drain for winter---now I can't see where I put it back in. Can I have someone run water into the water intake while I start the engine and see where water breaches from the engine compartment to help me locate opening for the petcock screw? (My existing manual is vague where this goes---I ordered a new manual from this site.)
3. Hydrolic stern lift is leaking. Any thoughts on how to fix this? I believe my manual says to refill with oil...is that right?