Yamaha 8hp outboard carb cleaning

May 26, 2015

Zippey’s motor is powered by a Yamaha two stroke 8HP outboard. I purchased this motor in 2012 and it has run strong until now. I started having issues with the cooling flowing properly which led me to investigate other issues, such as a rough idle. The motors idle was getting a little rough near the

Tuning up Zippey’s motor

May 17, 2015

Boating season is upon us! That means time for annual maintenance. This weekend I pulled the outboard motor off Zippey’s transom to give it some lovin. It has been a couple years since this motor has seen any maintenance. Upon first firing the motor a big cloud of blue smoke poured out and the engine