Posted on Wednesday Apr 9, 2014 at 7:32 PM
Hello everyone I have a 18' 1998 stratos 285 pro elite with a 1999 175hp evinrude ficht motor. The motor fires up everytime when I first put it on the water. After tilting the motor up while in shallow water, once I lower it back down to start it the motor doesnt want to start up. It has to be raised past a certain point before it will do this but that point is only half raised. After several minutes of choking it and several cranks later it will finally start back up. Any suggestions on what might be the problem? Thanks in advance for your help.