I have a small 2 stroke outboard which is light, powerful enough for the tender and I'd prefer not to get a bigger one. However, it is extremely tempramental - or I shoud say has become so. Last year was fine.
Generally, if it's cold, or if I have managed to run it dry on previous use, it starts literally first pull. But if for example I motor out to the mooring, leave it a couple of hours then try to restart it...........nothing. Good rowing practice, but that's not the point.
I have checked fuel filter and line. If I pull the plug it seems very oily to me, and often if I clean the plug it improves the situation. The plug is new.
So, could it be a carb adjustment is needed? I don't have the manual unfortunately. I am running on 50:1 mix
All ideas gratefully received.