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First aid for a drowned outboard.
BOAT JOURNAL #73 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 54

Advice on controlling barnacle growth and electrolysis on an outboard motor.
BOAT JOURNAL #77 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 7

Mid-season checkup for both inboard and outboard engines.
BOAT JOURNAL #79 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 17

Seven ways to get extra mileage from your outboard motorboat.
BOATING WORLD #99 Apr 1994 pg. 91

Eight outboard motor tune-up tips following winter storage.
BOATING WORLD #100 May 1994 pg. 90

Quick and easy replacement of the impeller in your outboard motor's water pump.
BOATING WORLD #102 Summer 1994 pg. 62

Tip on reducing noise when flushing out an outboard motor.
BOATING WORLD #129 May 1997 pg. 95

Troubleshooting outboards. Four basic tests from the pros to make diagnosing outboards easy.
BOATING WORLD #142 Sep 1998 pg. 28

Tips on the immediate steps to take in order to salvage an outboard motor dropped into the water.
BOATING WORLD #163 Nov 2000 pg. 24

Winterizing an outboard motor requires only a few simple steps.
BOATING WORLD Mar 2002 (v.23#3) pg. 50

Troubleshooting for boaters. Advice on testing marine electrical systems, outboard motor magneto ignitions, and the integrity of your boat's corrosion protection system.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1996 (v.67#6) pg. 41

Tip on painting an outboard engine without interfering with the zinc anode designed to help control corrosion.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 100

Troubleshooting the electrically operated gear shifting unit of an outboard motor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 82

Troubleshooting the water pump impeller on an outboard motor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 80

How to replace an outboard motor carburetor jet with one suited to high-altitude operation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 89
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 18

First aid for dunked motors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #421 Jun 1963 (v.59) pg. 120

Eight simple spring tune-up tips for outboard motors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #469 Jun 1967 (v.63) pg. 64

Midseason checkup for your outboard motor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #483 Aug 1968 (v.64) pg. 56

Tips on maintaining outboard motors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #490 Mar 1969 (v.65) pg. 79

Tune up your outboard motor for water skiing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #494 Jul 1969 (v.65) pg. 85

Tips on motorboating during the winter after properly readying your motor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #498 Nov 1969 (v.65) pg. 96

How to buy a used outboard motor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #502 Mar 1970 (v.66) pg. 120

How to troubleshoot an outboard motor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #526 Mar 1972 (v.68) pg. 90

How to administer first aid to an outboard motor that has been submerged in water. Also includes steps that must be taken to overhaul the engine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #538 Mar 1973 (v.69) pg. 84

A do-it-yourself fuel gauge for boating economy. Use it to determine which outboard motor speeds offer the best fuel economy.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #663 Aug 1983 (v.79) pg. 112

Tips on converting a gasoline powered weed trimmer into a trolling motor for a boat or canoe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #81 May-Jun 1983 pg. 177

Motor control handle extension for fishing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1963 (v.119#3) pg. 153

What to do before your outboard conks out. Pre-season maintenance checks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 140

Troubleshooting your outboard's cooling system.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1965 (v.123#5) pg. 180

Troubleshooting outboard carburetors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.123#6) pg. 148

Maintaining the ignition system of an outboard motor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 161

Winterize your outboard for cold-weather use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1965 (v.124#4) pg. 186

Stow-aboard tool kit for outboards.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1966 (v.125#3) pg. 158

Troubleshooting electrical starting systems for outboard motors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.125#4) pg. 170

Basic repairs and maintenance to the lower units of outboard motors.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 158

Troubleshooting remote controls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 141

Doctoring a dunked motor. Stripping down, cleaning and re-assembling a motor which has fallen into the water.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1966 (v.126#1) pg. 125

How to get the right sparkplug match for an outboard motor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1966 (v.126#2) pg. 144

The right way to store your outboard motor for the winter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1966 (v.126#5) pg. 162

Convert your outboard motor to electronic ignition using a conversion kit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 172

Starting a stubborn outboard. A description of 20 items which could be causing an outboard engine not to start or to cut out soon after starting. How to make repairs while out on the water.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1967 (v.127#6) pg. 134

How to get more out of your outboard. Simple tips to improve performance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1967 (v.128#1) pg. 144

Troubleshooting your outboard by ear. Checklist of things to check when your engine misfires, backfires, or makes other ominous sounds.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1967 (v.128#2) pg. 144

Tips on troubleshooting your outboard motor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 118

Troubleshooting an outboard motor that won't start.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1968 (v.130#2) pg. 124

How to winterize an outboard motor of 40 hp or larger.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 124

How to check out the ignition system of one and two cylinder outboard engines.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 138

How to check out the starting system, manual or electric, on an outboard motor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1969 (v.132#2) pg. 132

How to check out the fuel system of an outboard motor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1969 (v.132#3) pg. 144

How to check out the powerhead assembly on an outboard motor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1969 (v.132#5) pg. 140

How to check out the lower unit of an outboard motor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1969 (v.132#6) pg. 162

How to determine why an outboard engine is missing or idling roughly.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1970 (v.134#1) pg. 124

Flushing and lubrication techniques for winter storage of outboard motors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1985 (v.162#10) pg. 70

Tips on using the right fuel for your outboard motor.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1969 (v.194#2) pg. 117

Put a padded seat cushion on top of your outboard motor, then you can sit on it while fishing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 26

Outboard motor maintenance tips from someone who attended the Johnson Motors service school.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1971 (v.198#5) pg. 98

Tips to make your outboard perform better on less fuel.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1974 (v.204#5) pg. 120

Dual-outboard engines can be adjusted exactly to the same speed by installing this lamp indicator. The lamp glows steadily when the motors are synchronized. Est. cost: $10.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1976 (v.208#5) pg. 159

How to protect critical outboard engine components during winter storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1977 (v.211#4) pg. 42

Tip: How to build a wooden stand for an outboard motor with a cabinet for accessories.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1979 (v.214#3) pg. 187

Tips on how to get your outboard motor ready for winter storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1979 (v.215#5) pg. 131

Twenty tips on preventive maintenance for your outboard motor.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.36#8) pg. 55

Sail power. Picking the right outboard auxiliary for a sailboat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 42

Ignition repair for outboard motors. Covers both breaker point and electronic ignition systems.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #57 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 60

Inside outboard motors. Carburetor curses and cures.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #58 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 58

Remote control for an outboard engine mounted in a motor well.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #58 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 66

Which outboard is for you? Outboard buyer should take into account service, warranty, resale value, etc. Charts looks at various classes of outboards. Includes advice on fuel, spring and fall maintenance, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #59 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 55

Tips for saving fuel when using an outboard motor.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #60 Apr-May 1988 pg. 74

Water pump care and repair.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #62 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 70

Tip: Use an empty laundry detergent bottle to store outboard motor oil. The special cap lets you easily measure out the correct amount of oil to mix with gasoline.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #62 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 84

Tip: Make a waterproof repair to a sparkplug wire on an outboard motor using heat-shrink tubing.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #66 Apr-May 1989 pg. 94