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#7259970 - 01/03/13 Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered!
tkinak Offline
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Registered: 12/21/05
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I kinda like the idea of not have to deal with plugged up carbs. Has anyone seen one of these? If it was air cooled it would be virtually zero maint. after oil changes.

http://www.iboats.com/Lehr-2-5hp-Propane...-view_id.951516

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#7260015 - 01/03/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: tkinak]
Freezerfiller Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
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Loc: South Central Alaska
Funny, I was just looking at 2.5hp outboards for my little canoe today. For me its about weight. Check out honda, there little 2.5 is only 29 lbs!

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#7260024 - 01/03/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: Freezerfiller]
VernAK Online   content
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Registered: 06/27/01
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Loc: Delta Junction, Alaska
Propane ice augers are very popular also.

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#7260223 - 01/03/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: VernAK]
tkinak Offline
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I have a Honda 2.3hp I just picked up last fall for moose hunting. It had carb issues out of the box. Luckily Honda put an accessible drain on the carb. Since then it has been great.

Lehr does more than outboards: trimmers, mowers and blowers.

http://golehr.com/products.shtml

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#7260666 - 01/03/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: tkinak]
watch4bear Offline
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Registered: 12/13/05
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Thats an expensive little chit. I'll bet a 15 or 20 horse is really bad.
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#7260710 - 01/03/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: VernAK]
pak Offline
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Vern,How do they work at less than -20F. My experience with small diameter propane hoses at below -20F would not sell me on the propane auger(at least when I was younger now days not an issue 'cause I don't stand around at low temps waiting on fish):)
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#7276371 - 01/06/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: pak]
erich Offline
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Registered: 05/14/02
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Loc: wash. state
Here's a little OB that is 2 HP and weighs only 17 lbs. It works great on my MR I'll post a link if anyone is intrested.

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#7277121 - 01/06/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: erich]
ironbender Offline
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Built on a weed wacker?
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#7280196 - 01/07/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: erich]
jaycee Offline
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Registered: 07/09/05
Posts: 123
Originally Posted By: erich
Here's a little OB that is 2 HP and weighs only 17 lbs. It works great on my MR I'll post a link if anyone is intrested.



Looks neat - I'll take you up on the offer of a link.

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#7291891 - 01/10/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: tkinak]
northwestalaska Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 7142
Loc: North to Alaska
How does it handle cold conditions? Does it come in anything larger? The reality is 2.5 hp is under sized for most uses outside of an under filled canoe. 6 or 8 hp would do the job on most rafts.

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#7293776 - 01/10/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: northwestalaska]
erich Offline
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Registered: 05/14/02
Posts: 2009
Loc: wash. state
The weed wacker motor works fine on my Marsh Rat loaded with decoys, dog and myself. It is the 9"3" FG Rat. I have a 3hp Johnson that is perfet for my square stern canoe but it weighs over twice as much and was too much for the rat.



Edited by erich (01/10/13)
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#7303114 - 01/12/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: northwestalaska]
AkMike1 Offline
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Registered: 05/11/06
Posts: 539
Loc: Anchorage
I call BS on their statement that it's more cost efficient! Gas has more BTU than propane and you'll get more hours from 5 gallons of mixed/straight gas that you will with the same weight of propane.
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#7309887 - 01/14/13 Re: Here's a cool little outboard- propane powered! [Re: AkMike1]
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I'll get interested in whatever they come up with that will give my skiff 10 MPG on step.
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