Video: How to Salvage (Pickle) an Outboard
We willingly send a perfectly good outboard engine swimming to show you how to get it running again.
If you have ever dropped an outboard engine overboard, had one jump off the transom, or had your boat sink in the slip, then you were in a pickle. In fact, you needed to “pickle” it to salvage that poor powerplant.
Haven’t faced this problem just yet? Good. We’re certainly not suggesting you try this intentionally, as we did. But you should know exactly how this process works ahead of time – because if your outboard does take a saltwater submersion, time becomes imperative.
In order to help you understand how pickling an engine works, we’ll show unyielding self-sacrifice and dedication to the cause. Yes, despite the tremendous emotional cost we’re going to… Nah. If you want to find out exactly what happens and just how crazy we’re going to get, you’ll have to watch the video. So grab a bag of popcorn (or maybe a deep-fried pickle,) kick back, and check it out.
- Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including Boats.com and Yachtworld.com. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design who has won 28 BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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