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Fastguy 02-24-2016 2:19pm

I have somehow turned into "Aqua-Red"
 
Not sure how this happened, but I have developed a collection of small 2 stroke outboards that I like to play with.

It started with a borrowed Nissan that a buddy let me use on my dinghy as long as I fixed the water pump and the carb.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...80&oe=57714DB7

I replaced it with this sick little 7.5 single cylinder Eska that came from Hawaii of all places, and had been sitting indoors for 20 years.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...d4&oe=5726594A

My wife didn't like it because it had no reverse, you had to swing the motor all the way around to back up. So I replaced it with a really nice 6 hp Johnson.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...51&oe=57577186

The dinghy is too heavy for me to lift onto the bow and I really don't like towing it when we go away for weekend trips so I scored this. It's a 7.5 footer I got for $100. I then grabbed a 2hp lightweight Evinrude 2hp for $80.
The motor ended up being a pain, I had to rebuild the carb only to find the fuel bowl was cracked. I probably have $75 into the motor.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...ps3oiqcd6v.jpg


Most normal people are bundled up indoors during a snowstorm, not test running an outboard.

Kerrmudgeon 02-24-2016 2:42pm

I inherited a 1959 johnson seahorse 3hp when I bought my cottage. Pretty cool little motor, owners manual and everything. I haven't had it running in years but it was the same.....tank on the top, and you turn it 180* to go in reverse.
I should get it out this summer. (aluminum 12ft)

Looks like this.....http://hillcrafters.vpweb.com/0_0_0_...pg?u=293248623

xXBUDXx 02-24-2016 2:55pm

I need a 5 hp for a little "project" I have going. :D

boracayjohnny 02-24-2016 3:26pm

Anything that makes go power attracts you, George. A real fan of powwwahhhhh. :seasix:

Fastguy 02-24-2016 3:37pm

I also have a pair of 3.5hp Sears 2 strokes. One ran until I popped a shear pin and the other is for parts. I may throw them up on ebay.

ApexOversteer 02-24-2016 3:57pm

Nono... AquaRed is a short stocky dude in orange and green spandex, that can fix lawn mowers... and talk to fish...

simpleman68 02-24-2016 8:00pm

Nice dinghy with the 2 hp. I think it'd be fun to toy with little outboards like that. Always amazed at how pricey outboards are.

Now you gotta quit fooking yourself up so you can kep enjoying the toys. :lol:
Scott

island14 02-25-2016 12:05am

Those are neat..

I need to start buying up old shop manuals for those to scan as no one ever junks them, they always fix and save them, many people collect them.

I have quite a few manuals for the newer stuff.

If there is anything you can use here just let me know..

:cert:

Boat & Marine Engine Outboard Shop Service Repair Workshop Manual

island14 02-25-2016 12:11am

Oh and by the way...


A thread you missed... :Jeff '79:

https://www.thevettebarn.com/forums/o...equipment.html

Fastguy 02-25-2016 1:39pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by island14 (Post 1455324)
Those are neat..

I need to start buying up old shop manuals for those to scan as no one ever junks them, they always fix and save them, many people collect them.

I have quite a few manuals for the newer stuff.

If there is anything you can use here just let me know..

:cert:

Boat & Marine Engine Outboard Shop Service Repair Workshop Manual

I just ordered the Evinrude Manual.

snide 02-25-2016 3:11pm

You gonna attach one of those motors to your frankenmower?

CertInsaneC5 02-25-2016 3:13pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by snide (Post 1455540)
You gonna attach one of those motors to your frankenmower?

:iagree: With balls and chains instead of a prop. :rofl:

xXBUDXx 02-25-2016 3:22pm

I still laugh about the "bees in the attic" incident.

CertInsaneC5 02-25-2016 3:25pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by xXBUDXx (Post 1455549)
I still laugh about the "bees in the attic" incident.

That was epic. :lol:

island14 02-25-2016 8:31pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fastguy (Post 1455484)
I just ordered the Evinrude Manual.


And I just refunded you.. :seasix:


:lol:


Link sent along with another I thought you might like, check your spam folder if you didn't get it.


:cert:

island14 02-25-2016 8:33pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by xXBUDXx (Post 1455549)
I still laugh about the "bees in the attic" incident.


I thought it was Wasp? :island14:

Not sure can't remember for sure..

Yah that was a funny thread.. :lol:

vetteman9368 02-25-2016 8:49pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by xXBUDXx (Post 1455095)
I need a 5 hp for a little "project" I have going. :D

Believe it or not, they don't work well for large scale margarita machines, if that's what you're thinking.

Fastguy 02-25-2016 8:53pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by xXBUDXx (Post 1455549)
I still laugh about the "bees in the attic" incident.


Fastguy 03-22-2016 4:01pm

Got the 7.5 single cylinder running a little better, still needs some fine tuning once the weather warms up.


snide 03-22-2016 7:02pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fastguy (Post 1461615)
Got the 7.5 single cylinder running a little better, still needs some fine tuning once the weather warms up.

Eska 7.5 - YouTube

Holy crap that bucket was fast!


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