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    Default Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    The boat in question has a 1988 5.7 mercruiser in/out. Was started for 10 seconds out of water. Now i know how bad it is for an outboard to be started out of water, i'm just not sure if it's the same thing with an in/out?

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    A merc outboard has the same raw water pump in the drive as an outboard. So, now you know what damage may have been done.
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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    Quote Originally Posted by Don S View Post
    A merc outboard has the same raw water pump in the drive as an outboard. So, now you know what damage may have been done.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    Not good, but 10 seconds probably isn't going to kill it.

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    buy a set of Muffs for it. hook it to your garden hose and your good to go.. i just bought a set on e-bay for $9.95. + 4.95 shipping..

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    15.00 for muffs? I think i paid 5.00 at walmart. They are only 7 at the boat store. Hope you got the good ones.

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    Quote Originally Posted by fourwinnsdook View Post
    15.00 for muffs? I think i paid 5.00 at walmart. They are only 7 at the boat store. Hope you got the good ones.
    I also have the $5 WalMart ones. They work just fine.
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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    Replace your water pump. It's cheaper than a head and a tow.

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    Quote Originally Posted by RubberFrog View Post
    Replace your water pump. It's cheaper than a head and a tow.
    head and toe?
    is that like an arm and a leg?
    or, are there very friendly tow operators in VA!

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    They are not the Chepo wally world ones.. i saw those .. no thanks

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    been using the wally ones for several years no problems if you know how to take care of them

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    I've found 2 different types and 1 looks alot better quality than the other.

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    Default Re: Can you start an inboard/outboard out of water???

    I use the second pair that you showed and didn't have a single prob. water pressure from hose is the same with either one.

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