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Another restoration thread 19 Jul 2019 02:47 #97526

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I have a 3 HP Johnson and it's quiet and only weighs 33 LBS.

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Another restoration thread 19 Jul 2019 01:17 #97522

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I have a 4 stroke 4 HP Yamaha its quiet, but it weighs 50 lb :tired:

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Another restoration thread 19 Jul 2019 00:45 #97520

Ahhhh shoot ... another option I didn't consider. Darn it anyway. Ok, I'll have to look into a gas motor as an extra. Not sure though. One of the biggest considerations for that would be that it should be really quite. Hmmm ...

On another note I finished the new transom brace and installed it and the wood pieces (both sides) onto the boat. Looking pretty good and super stable. Going to make a couple aluminum backings for the handles and mount those this weekend.

Sorry about the leaves and water in the boat ... it hailed while I was working on it and knocked a bunch of the caragana leaves off and into the boat.

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Another restoration thread 18 Jul 2019 20:57 #97515

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This motor is a great get me back to the dock motor 3-1/2 HP Sea King. It only ways 28lbs. I use this on my sail boat to get me in and out of the channel. I think there are a lot a of options for you besides electric, Even the fold in half Johnson.

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Mercury Marc, No trailer Queen here! 1958 Hawk II, 1961 Merc 400

Another restoration thread 18 Jul 2019 18:42 #97513

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If your main motor quits on you and you then depend on your electric motor to get you home what happens if your battery goes dead before you make it home? I would suggest a small gas motor instead. A 3 HP Evinrude or Johnson would be an excellent choice. They are very dependable and just sip gas, most likely, the same gas you use in your main motor.

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1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

Another restoration thread 18 Jul 2019 12:56 #97507

Thanks for all the information! I think for now (Due to time restraints ... holidays starting in just over a week) I'm going to try boat boys recommendations for killing the motor. Test that out to see how it works.I'm thinking about picking up an electric motor as well ... mostly because they are nice and quite for fishing but also as a back up, just in case. Any recommendations regarding options that would work well on our boats for electric motors? Would like to get a motor that will last me many years.
With my looming deadline today is going to be a BIG day regarding getting stuff done. I've been slowly working on a few little projects and I'm hoping that they will come together today and Saturday.

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Another restoration thread 17 Jul 2019 03:02 #97486

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I believe the safety switch you are seeing under the flywheel is a safety so the starter can not operate when the throttle is advanced. Or it may be so the starter can not operate if the shifter is not in neutral.

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Another restoration thread 17 Jul 2019 02:34 #97484

Schematics for my 64 40 horse Evinrude show two wires on the side of the vacuum over rev switch, and one on the center terminal. I do not have a wire on my Center terminal, and I think my safety switch is under the flywheel over the head, but no matter what I do to it I cannot get continuity... maybe it's for when the motor is tilted up? Btw- I stowed your drawing/i]

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Another restoration thread 17 Jul 2019 02:10 #97483

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The 1957 and earlier OMC motors didn't have a kill switch. To stop the motor just pull back on the throttle lever all the way till it stops. If it still continues to run at idle push the choke button. It will stop right away. This is a very simple system and it works great. No need to reinvent the wheel. I would recommend using push button momentary switches for the starter and the choke rather than toggle switches.
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Another restoration thread 16 Jul 2019 23:16 #97473

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re kill switch.........i bin re doing '56s........single wire from the over run diaphram..........easy fix......remove the single wire that runs up into the mag, replace with a two line smaller gauge line.......connect to both sets of points........re hook up to overrun diaphram, single wire, and extend from there two seperate lines to your kill switch.........good to go.........

nice refab on the control clip.........
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