Should be just like your truck. Regardless of temp, turn the key and go. Has to have a problem to not start in cold weather. I was over 2 strokes 12 years ago, couldn't give me a 2 stroke now if that were the only outboard on earth. Anyone ignoring 4 strokes has not ridden in a newer 4 stroke powered rig. The tohatsu weighs 158 pounds, leave the extra 3 gallons of gas home, you won't need it, now the rig weighs the same.