Is My Outboard Engine Choking?

With the lid closed on my outboard motor well is it starving for air?   A question came in from one of our readers the other day about their outboard engine that is mounted in a well and is covered. The concern is whether or not the engine is getting g enough air to ensure proper combustion. Over the years this has been a concern on a lot of small boats that ran with outboard engines in a well. I owned one such boat myself about 20 years ago. The bottom line with that boat was that the only ...