Primer On Old Outboards

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Post by JODGW1776 »

Hey how's that Johnson 6 horse treating you?

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Post by Mojo^ »

For those of you wanting to refinish you motors, I highly recommend Moeller Marine Motor Spray Paint in the rattle can. The colors are true to the original and it goes on smooth as silk. It has a high volume of acetone and MEK so it dries very fast allowing you to re-coat almost immediately without fear of runs or sags. Last weekend I refinished my 1997 Johnson 25 hp. and was able to apply four coats of paint followed by four coats of clear lacquer topcoat in about two hours. This stuff is nothing short of amazing.

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Post by leec12 »

Looks good, those are pretty bullet proof if you look after them.

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Post by RiverRoost »

Thanks for the post. Good information.
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Post by andrewwty »

please tell us a little more about outboard engines. now i am very interested in this question

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Post by ppine »

I had a 1974 Johnson 6 hp on a sailboat that was a one pull motor. Very dependable. I always disconnected the fuel hose and ran it dry.
I had a great 1963 Mercury 6hp twin that was really good. I found someone that could replace the impeller in it. Black and chrome.
I had a good Nissan 2.5 hp engine.
I really like the modern Yamahas.
I have an 8 hp Honda that is modern from 2002. It is heavy and hard to start.
I have a 1929 Johnson 1.5 hp engine my Dad bought used in 1949. It is in my garage and still runs.

I am looking for a long shaft 4 to 6 hp outboard for a drift boat. The modern single cylinder engines are hard to start, vibrate and they are loud. I am thinking of going with an older used engine. Still not sure if a short shaft will work.

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Post by SallyRay »

Outboard Engines. had not delved deeper into them again.