Outboard cleaning

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by cpauly33, May 19, 2013.

  1. My 2005 Merc 15hp has recently had a fuel leak and a sloppy oil change. The plastic cowl that motor sits in is looking pretty dirty. What's the best way to clean it out? Will degreaser and a hose hurt anything. It's not an electric start so electronics are minimal.
  2. Creek Runner

    Creek Runner Well-Known Member

    Nope won't hurt anything, just usa a mist spray and avoid the carb and air breather. Stuff a clean paper towel in it to keep it dry. I use dawn dish soap works better than degreaser.