no water out of the tell tale 1993 75hp mercury outboard motor

by Patrick
(Pensacola, Florida)

1993 75hp mercury outboard motor

1993 75hp mercury outboard motor

My son's have a boat that belonged to their father who passed away two years ago. He was a blind, paraplegic so he had to rely on others to manage the care of the boat after taking it out. We found when we went and picked it up last week the gas and oil had been left in it.

Changed the plugs
drained and changed oil and gas
change the carbs (bottom one of the 3 was ruined from sitting)
Changed he impeller, etc.
bought a new battery

The boat will now crank but, water is not coming out of the tell tale.
I have read that it may take a minute to get through some mercury motors so, we let it run a bit longer. (used muffs and a large new garbage can to simulate water conditions on different attempts)
The last time I heard an alarm so, I shut the motor down immediately.
Water shoots out from everywhere but the tale. Any thoughts on what it could be? The youngest just had birthday and they wanted to take this boat out for his birthday to kind of include their dad in this day...but, struggling to make that happen. Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

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