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Thread: Who's our resident antique outboard motor guy?

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    Default Who's our resident antique outboard motor guy?

    The one that fixes the little guys up & collects 'em on purpose.
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    LOL (great movie that was)

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    We used to have a Bearcat 55 4 stroke outboard, and a Winner "Pink Panther."
    First four-stroke outboard, and I think the first fiberglass boat. It was dropped off at the dump after it was seen shooting oil out the cooling line.

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    My favorites are Waterwitches.

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    very unique! I googled them to see more and actually seen the one in your pic running, pretty cool - if the jetsons used outboards they would be waterwitches lol

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    Do you know of any old outboards with a full holding circle around the motor like a steering wheel for reverse and all the other positions? I think that would be kinda cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpt View Post
    My favorites are Waterwitches.

    Hey Andy-
    I'm wondering if you know a guy my way that is quite the collector of outboard motors?
    His name is Steve Shehadi. He's got a couple of those Waterwitches too.
    Couple of Indians, and a bunch of others.
    BYW, that's a very nice resto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
    Do you know of any old outboards with a full holding circle around the motor like a steering wheel for reverse and all the other positions? I think that would be kinda cool.

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    I'm not into collecting and restoring old outboards, but I've got a couple. One old Sears circa 1950 5HP with a Tecumseh powerhead, and an early 70s Wards Seaking 7.5hp. My dad's got a couple as well. We haven't run any of those old motors in ages. I know the Sears Tecumseh runs. Not sure about the SeaKing. They are notorious for fuel pump failures. As long as its been sitting I am sure it needs a new diaphragm. My dad's also got a couple old Evinrudes (60s maybe) in pieces on the shelf in his shop.

    You know I might just might have to light up one of those old motors. I've got a 14' shallow V in the yard I've been thinking about turning into a rock hopper. Before I start cutting for a tunnel and sponsons I need to leak check it. I figure if I take it out I'll want to fish a little... Might as well have something to push it around with besides paddles. Its rated for 25HP, but this is just for a leak test. I've already got the motor and jet pump I plan to assemble for it.
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