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greenway posted 08-26-2007 10:22 AM ET (US)   Profile for greenway   Send Email to greenway  
[Seeks advice on restoration of a Johnson 50-HP motor that was submerged in salt water.]
HAPPYJIM posted 08-26-2007 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
It would have been better to submerge it in clean water and let soak overnight. Then completely disassemble and spray everything with WD-40. Assemble with new seals/gaskets and test run.
Tom W Clark posted 08-26-2007 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The most important thing to do is get it running again as quick as you can.

Yes, the standard procedure when dunked in salt water is to re-submerge the motor in fresh water IMMEDIATELY. Do NOT let it sit out in the air.

The next thing to do is to get it running again as soon as possible after dissembling the carburetors, draining the water from then and reassembling. There is no need to disassemble anything else.

Get it running and let it run for a good long while, like a half hour or an hour.

jimh posted 08-26-2007 01:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Please use the REPAIRS/MODS discussion for this topic. Please read the guidelines for submission of articles regarding our very minimal standards of punctuation and capitalization.

The SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL discussion generally limits itself to discussion of electronic or electrical problems associated with small boats.

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