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Outboard motor won't go - just serviced - not a car

JUst serviced. This is a very lightly used 1988 model now just serviced and I just put on my inflatable tender today. I can't go faster then idle or the engine bogs down and immediately quits. I took the cover off and can get better rpms - put the cover back on and back to even lower rpms. I can't get it to top speed. It starts very poorly at the beginning - but then after warm - restarts on first pull. As I said, this has just been serviced - new tank, new fuel today. She will speed up with cover off and then slow down. Never hits top rpms - seems to cycle - aned most weird - less rpms with cover on - then with engine cover off??? I don't know as I am not at all mechanically inclined - but it seems to me that maybe it isn't getting enough air mixture? carb flap is open - but I don't know what and where to adjust richness or lean. Help.

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