using a rope to start

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by firecat1981, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    hey guys I need to use a rope to crank up an old motor while I'm waiting for parts. how exactly is this done? the recoil starter is unbolted. I tried just wrapping a rope around the top but it just slipped. there is a notch, should I tie a knot and put it in there? and how may wraps arount the motor do I need?
     
  2. rkmurphy

    rkmurphy Well-Known Member

    Yes, tie a know and put it in the notch. Wrap a rope around the flywheel 1-1.5 times and pull the rope ALL the way out.
     

  3. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    well I keep trying but it's not starting, I'll have to wait till the part gets here to try again.