Seized motor? Don't be so quick to junk it. In the Fall 2007 BoatWorks, editors Dave Baldwin and Mark Corke brought a dead outboard back to life. Their mission was simple: Take the engine apart, diagnose its problem, and get it running again—and hopefully have a little fun in the process. The entire project took two days and the biggest problem they encountered was finding enough space in the magazine to document it. There were a lot of extra pictures.
Thankfully, there's the Internet.
Click here for a PDF of the original 7-page story, "Outboard Rebuild," that didn't run in the magazine.
Click here for a PDF of the abridged story that made it into print.