It is against Evinrude company policy for a dealer to sell a new motor in the box to a customer. Today's engines need to be rigged correctly, calibrated, bleed, started, inspected, and tested by a trained technician. The predelivery form is a requirement that both the dealer and the customer has to sign and an engine report has to be kept with it. After that has been accomplished, the dealer can then register the motor with Evinrude for warranty.
Do not run your motor, a tech has to properly bleed the oil system, calibrate the trim, and inspect the network and controls for proper assembly and operation. Steering is another item that has to be carefully installed as it is a safety issue. Any problems due to incorrect or uninspected installation or setup could void that part of the engine warranty. Please do not not take chances.
"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
-- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.
The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.