I found my boat part capsized on Sunday with the engines 3/4 underwater. They would have been underwater for around 6 hours by the time I got the boat floating again.
The fuel tank had filled with water, but the fuel lines to the engine were full of fuel. There was some water in the air intake, and when I popped the spark plugs out, there was a little water in two of the cylinders.
I loosened the flywheel cover on both engines, one seemed dry inside, the other had a little water dripping out.
My problem is that no repair shop in my area will even look at an Evinrude engine. I haven't attempted to start them up for fear of damaging the engines more. The engines ran perfectly before they went for a swim.....any suggestions?