Ever since we got our trusty 1970 Whaler out on the water, it has been the fully expected issues from an engine sitting for a long time. The perfect, on the outside Bearcat 55 outboard is a fun little 4 cycle motor that pulls the whaler along at sassy 20 mph clip. At first we installed a new impeller and then some other repairs in the cooling system trying to be understanding and supportive of its needs after many years tucked away in silence. But recently the Bearcat has required special needs to keep going. And I am not sure I am comfortable talking about this in public since the whaler is part of the family. But I am just wondering if I am alone? Ya see… oh .. I am not sure I should be telling this.. Well see, It’s been experiencing a weak pee stream. That’s how I have been describing it. As a motor that needs Flowmax.. Must have a prostate problem. In hind site, I should have refereed to it as a telltale.. Well, the solution.. Is to pull out the hose and Blow into it. In other words, to give it a … Lawinski! Solves the problem for about a half hour..
NOW…. if that’s not bad enough.. From time to time the carbs get clogged, so I have to stick my finger in one of the carbs to create vacuum.. It likes that as well. So here I am blowing this dam engine and sticking my finger in it to make it happy! I keep telling myself its just crud in the tank and inside of the motor, or is it? I want to be supportive, I have no issues with a gay boat.. It’s a rather colorful boat, makes my dock look fabulous, and entertains all that ride in it. I feel so confused? Please, anyone have any advice?