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Offline Sourdough

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« on: January 15, 2006, 05:17:18 PM »
Looking for a 1.5 or 2.5 hp outboard.  Needs to be light to fit on a raft.  Not a Zodiac, but a surveylor HF-360.  I use this raft to float rivers in Alaska, there fore the motor needs to be as light as possiable.  Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2006, 03:43:58 AM »
Yamaha,,,use to make some small  2 stroke OB's....durable, salt resistant, and very very light.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2006, 02:47:57 PM »
The problem now is finding one.  EPA outlawed two stroke outboards so no one carries them anymore.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2006, 02:17:14 AM »
These guys list the following 2.5hp available...its a 4 stroke...heavier but much better fuel economy probably:

http://www.suffolkmarine.com/Outboards2.htm


I also see that Johnson still list a 3.5 2-stroke as being manufactured.

They're out there.. just do a search and limit it to areas close to the coast and known boating/yachting areas. Often times dealers have to take a number of small dingy type OB's along with deals with the bigger motors from the dist/manufacturers...Alot of unused leftovers exist with these dealers....which is how I bought a 2.5hp Yamaha, 26lbs, for my dingy--2years old but brand new.

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2006, 05:40:20 PM »
2 strokes aren't outlawed yet, except in California & on some lakes. Get one while you can. I have an '81  4 1/2 hp evinrude that still runs strong.

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 06:37:16 AM »
you could see if you can find an old "cruise n carry" motor.  They were really small, very light, and good for just putting around on a raft.  I had one, but it was old and beat up... started leaking gas pretty bad, had to put her out to pasture.  I think they were only like .5-1.5 horse though..
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2006, 12:56:59 PM »
They can no longer be improted or built.  They have been banned from use in California.  Cabala's carried them till the first of the year.  If you check with any dealer they can no longer get them.  If they happen to have some left over they can sell them, but they can no longer order them.  I bought two on E-Bay this week.  I got a 2.7hp Cruise and Carry 17lbs, and a 3hp Sears Gamefisher 18lbs.   These two are light enough for my rafts.  Just want something to get me through dead water while drifting, or across a lake or pond.
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