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Old 02-24-2016, 2:19pm   #1
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biggrin 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.

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.

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.

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.

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