re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice? (Posted on 6/19/13 at 10:59 am to Chad504boy)
When I was looking for the right vessel it depended on the situation. As you know not all boats are equal. If planning a prolonged ride on a new boat I would prechoke to assure that there would be no false starts. Now that I have permanently chosen my vessel, there is no prechoking.
Smack has been known to choke his Johnson on his boat even if the boat was not prepared for launch.
Alx has long said he dry chokes and self runs his Johnson at home prior to going out. To me that process seems costly and potentially damaging as there is no flow through the ejection port. I mean all that friction with no lubrication for cooling just is'nt smart.