Bubba, If the plugs are wet and oily, what is the next plan of action? Last time I had my boat out, it was very reluctant to start (usually starts on 1-2 pulls). When I did get it started, it too would bog down when I gave it gas. If I let off the throttle it would come back to life and then run fine if I accelerated gradually. After reading this thread, I pulled the plugs last night and both were oily and wet. A friend of mine suggested that since my fuel line had been connected for a day or two outside that the expanding gases in the tank could have possibly forced fuel into the motor, essentially flooding it out. Thus the reason it was hard to start. Any thoughts? Is it time for new plugs? BTW, motor is an '88 Johnson 30 hp. That was my line of questions from the previous thread, now I have some more and responses to the questions some of you asked. For background, I bought this motor used a month ago. Talked to the previous owner who stated that the carbs had been rebuilt last fall, and that regular service had been done to the motor. It ran fantastic for the first couple of trips I took- started on first or second pull, idled smooth, had great power etc. The previously stated problems arose the last time I had it out. The motor came with a tank of gas that had stabilizer in it, but I'm not sure what brand nor do I know how old the gas was. It also came with the original fuel line (rubber) and fuel tank (metal). I'm beginning to think it may be the old(?) gas and or sediment from the metal tank or the old fuel line. However, from a visual standpoint, both the tank and the fuel line appear to be in good shape. Now that said, how do I do a spark test? Compression test I have seen on here before but don't have the vacuum pump to do it. I may start with the Seafoam treatment that has been described on here many times to see if that clears things up. Duck season is coming soon and I would really like to have this problem resolved. Thanks for the help!