"Welcome! The mission of this board is to provide an easy, efficient feedback system for users to share information about marine engines and motors. Its function includes providing technical support and answering questions regarding repair and troubleshooting of all sorts of marine engines including inboard, outboard, sterndrive, gas, and diesel.

The great majority of responses to questions on this board are made by individuals who generously contribute their time to help people they have never met. In many cases those answering questions are active or retired marine professionals, but in many cases they are not. It is your responsibility as a user of this board to evaluate any answer or feedback you receive. We offer no guarantee or assurance that the information you receive is suitable for your application.

That being said, there are thousands of people who have found answers and assistance on this board and have saved time and money by accomplishing their own repairs.

POSTING GUIDELINES

* DO a search of this board before posting any questions. Your question may have been already answered.
* DO include as much detail about your engine as possible including make, model, year, horsepower, model number, etc.
* DO include as much detail as possible about the situation with your engine including symptoms and evaluation done so far.
* DO post your question in the related category. For instance if you have a Evinrude outboard you should post your question in the Johnson/Evinrude category.
* DO check back in a day or so to see if your question has been answered.
* DO remember to thank anyone who took the time to answer your question. A little courtesy goes a long way.


* DO NOT use profanity or demean your fellow users.
* DO NOT post your message or question to more than one category on this board.
* DO NOT post your message in a category where your message does not belong.



HOW TO USE THIS BOARD

1. SEARCH FOR YOUR ANSWER

Before posting a question, see if anyone else has already asked and had the question answered. To do this, click on "Keyword Search" in the left frame. Type in a few words from your query into the following box. To get a more useful search, precede important words with a + to require that the word is there.

2. IF YOUR QUESTION HAS NOT BEEN ASKED

If your question has not already been asked on the board, post a new message in an appropriate area. Registration is required in order to post a new message or a response to an existing message.

3. IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW UP

If a page has already been started on the problem you're having, but the advice there does not help, you are welcome to post a followup on that page. Do not start a new discussion on a separate page if there is already a discussion on the subject of interest. Follow the guidelines given under point 2 above.

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ENFORCEMENT

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Moderators of this board will vigorously enforce the above rules in a variety of ways. Test posts will be deleted. Off-topic posts may be deleted.

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