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toonfish

Running motor out of water!

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Had a buddy pull the boat onto the trailer last night. He left the motor on and didn't realize for about 20-30 seconds as I pulled up the launch ramp to parking lot. Problems/Worries?????

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I think you'll be ok... just keep an eye on the stream from the telltale stream at idle...

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if the waters comming outa the teltale.. everything is fine if its not, might wanna get it loked at. but how do you forget to shut the engine off?? lol

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Easily done. Being in a hurry to get off the ramp, weather coming in, typical boat ramp "excitement", combined with todays 4 strokes that you barely hear, it's easily done. I left my Suzuki 140 FS running for longer than I care to admit (less than a minute, longer than 15 seconds) one of my first times out with it. No alarms at the time, or problems afterwards. Very easily done.

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I have done this with my T8 kicker a couple of times...get myself into trouble when I start the big motor and let it warm up after a long trolling run and letting the T8 cool off a bit. Problem is the little guy is so quiet that I raise it up out of the water without shutting it off first. Once out of the water you can hear it...so far, knock on wood, no harm.

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As long as you just pulled it out of the water its fine, there is enough water still bouncing around in there to lubricate and cool the impeller. If the motor has been sitting for a while and you start it up dry you can burn that impeller up real quick.

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My 135 opti actually has water running out of the telltail for about 30 to 60 seconds after I shut the motor down so 15 seconds or so wouldn't hurt it.

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