Author Topic: Reading my Outboard Manual  (Read 752 times)

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Offline woody

Reading my Outboard Manual
« on: February 16, 2012, 09:43:05 AM »
Being bored and anticipating the upcoming Springer! season I was reviewing my owners manual. Late 2008 4Stroke Mercury 9.9.

In operation:  Do not shift outboard into reverse when the engine is not running. ??? Just passing it on.

And of course the usual reminder that outboards with charging capabilities must not be operated with battery cables disconnected from the battery.  Damage to charging system may result.

Of course I do go into reverse when I'm adjusting cables, but don't know if this is OK.  Just as easy to adjust with engine running which is what I will do from now on, even if I'm not sure why.