Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Small outboard motors [Re: BlueDuck] #14027624 08/05/19
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 828
fubarguy Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 828
You can still find those

300 BP

Re: Small outboard motors [Re: BlueDuck] #14029074 08/05/19
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 3,463
ihookem Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 3,463
Funny this post came up. I started with a small Jon Boat 9 yrs ago and got sick of rowing . I buy a 2 horse Evinrude made around 1970. The guy on Craigslist said " Might need a tune up." First warning right there. I take it in and they say it si not worth it. I buy a 2.5 horse Suzuki for 500 bucks. It starts good and runs fine. The problem is , it is a wimpy unit. The shear pin breaks off at full throttle , the lower unit bolt broke ( likely from hitting a rock in the river) and I didn't know it till it started to grind. I buy a 2010 3.5 horse Mercury for 800 . It never really ran all that good but was told it is cause it is gravity fed and has a laps when giving it gas. I have it at the neighbors house . He tore down Mercurys for 44 yrs there at the plant in Fon Du Lac. He sais the float stays stuck down . If he can fix it I think I am in luck . It would deb a good outboard for my new 1436 Jon boat and it planes at less than full throttle and goes 9 mph. It is a short shaft however and so is the Jon Boat. I decide to swallow hard so down to the Merc dealer I go. A new 5 horse longs haft for my bigger boat ( Alumacraft V16) This outboard is new but far superior to the others, ,, but it is new. It has reverse, has a tank on top and can be run from the 6 gal. tank too. It also has a 2 amp charger and that makes sense cause it will likely be used for back trolling and the big TV sets I see on boats that are called fish finders use some juice. I have not been happy with small motors at all. I think they should charge a few hundred more dollars and make them 2 cylinders so they are even smoother and quieter.. The 3.5 horse Merc is not good at starting when its cold. I need something that starts and the colder , the more dangerous my hunting is cause I cross a river with ice chunks floating down and they are hard to push away.


But the fruits of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,faithfulness, Gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5: 22&23
Re: Small outboard motors [Re: BlueDuck] #14031195 08/06/19
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,816
SockPuppet Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,816
I had a little 6HP Yamaha 2 cylinder and it was a sweetheart of a little motor. Sold it to a buddy who runs it on his john boat and it's a great fit. They aren't that heavy and are superior to the little one-lungers.


Would you experience immensely righteous fulfillment if I conceded to your condescending suspicions? -Northern Dave, 21st Century philosopher

~Molɔ̀ːn Labé Skýla~
Re: Small outboard motors [Re: BlueDuck] #14031663 08/06/19
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 3,463
ihookem Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 3,463
Sockpuppet, I found that out today when I took out my new 5 horse. It is very quiet but it does vibrate much more and shakes things in the boat and makes it rattle. I am going to try to find the rattles and also take some rubber roofing and perhaps glue it on top of the transom and perhaps the back of the transom and tighten the heck out of it. Maybe even bold the motor on too. This might help a bit. I wish they would spend a few hundred dollars more and make them 2 cylinders. A better product always sells better when it comes to hunting and fishing.


But the fruits of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,faithfulness, Gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5: 22&23
Re: Small outboard motors [Re: BlueDuck] #14154644 09/26/19
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,497
Hogwild7 Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,497
I read it somewhere but it is a fact that the more carbons there are in the hydrocarbon molecule the more heat it produces when it is burned. If using more oil was beneficial the engine makers would have recommended more. Nobody cared about a little more smoke in the 60s.

Alpha

Re: Small outboard motors [Re: BlueDuck] #14155500 09/26/19
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 5,315
kk alaska Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 5,315
Clean water free new gas is the key esp. in a 2 stroke! Old gas will cause lots of problems in a 2 stroke. I drain carbs end of season and add stabilizer. Had an issue this WE on a fast river in buds 2 stroke jet boat betting carbs had water which creates rust and plugs jets.


kk alaska

Alaska 7 months of winter then 5 months of tourists
Re: Small outboard motors [Re: VernAK] #14155527 09/26/19
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 10,278
RickBin Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 10,278
Originally Posted by VernAK
Originally Posted by fubarguy
If you really want to find out about small outboards, go to Tinboats.net. Look for a guy named "pappy" an OMC mechanic.

Otherwise, here's my two cents:
All motors, regardless of brand, under 25 HP are made in Japan by Tohatsu. 4 strokes, that is. New motors 8 hp or under are usually single cylinder and vibrate like crazy. Plus, they are expensive to boot.

Go on Craigs list and find an Evinrude or Johnson 2 stoke from 1960 to 1990 and you will not be sorry. Avoid all others, especially Mercury's which can be a repair nightmare. You should be able to find a nice one for $650 or so.
Either have a shop go over it or do the following yourself.
New Champion sparkplugs
New impeller
Clean the carb
Check the coils
Change the gear oil
Use Evinrude X D 50 2 cycle outboard oil in a mix no leaner than 40 to one on newer engines and 24 to one on vintage machines
Older OMC's are all twin cylinder's and were made to last
I have a 1955 Evinrude 15 hp outboard that runs like new
Go OMC, you won't be sorry




Well said!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Good to know. About to go through a 1985 Evinrude 15hp that's been sitting for 10-years plus. Hope it's savable.


Rick Bin
24hourcampfire.com
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
142 registered members (35, 338rcm, 01Foreman400, 300jimmy, 4and1, 1lessdog, 18 invisible), 811 guests, and 435 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2019 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 5.6.40 Page Time: 0.060s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 1.0624 MB (Peak: 1.2283 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2019-10-21 10:02:19 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS