Apologies for cross posting. My 5hp 2 stroke got flung off transom at FULL throttle (~10mph) as result of an unexpected and immediate 90 deg turn. So although I'm lucky it didn't knock me out, its now in about 20-40' of SALT water and I'm planning to dive and recover it from my 12' skiff in the morning (~10 hours from now). Please help with advice. From the quick searches I've done it sounds like the procedure is highly proscribed but I don't have a lot of time to search the internet or this forum. From what I've gathered I need to purge the engine with fresh water once recovered (assuming i find it), then drain, and then try and get the thing started. Do I need to pull the carb, drain the gear case oil, pull the power head, brek it open? Any thoughts. I love this engine, please help! Apologies if you see this pop up in another thread.
Dumped into 20 to 40' of saltwater, running Wide Open Throttle(motor drank a lot of saltwater), 12 hours and counting....sounds like a potentially dangerous location, retrieval and recovery...scuba gear? It's doubtful that even if you could get the motor up and running that the electricals would ever remain dependable. Just don't let your love of the motor cause anyone to get injured trying to rescue it! Good Luck and be careful!