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AaronJ
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« on: July 20, 2009, 07:14:13 PM »

Hi gang,

Thought I should start the search in earnest.

I'm after a short shaft outboard in the 50-70hp range.

I'm not stuck on brand or age. Just something to go on Capricious (see link in my signature).

Would rather a solid fixer-upper for lower $ than something already fixed up for higher $. I have access to people with OB rebuild experience, so am not fearful of a challenge!

Only real requirements is that the motor be electric start and to have, or be able to have, tilt and forward controls.

Let me know if you see or hear of anything.

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 09:48:10 AM »

This old 'rude is not quite in your hp range of choice, Aaron. However, it is certainly the correct era.
Plus... it's even a short shaft and close to home.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/40hp-evinrude-electric-start_W0QQitemZ270428879565QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Boat_Parts_Accessories?hash=item3ef6d13acd&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 12:20:26 PM »

Yes, I was already watching that one. I thought it could be a good place to start while I continue searching either for another motor or the next boat once this one is finished.

Would a 40hp like that get my 13ft up on plane ok?  I'm guessing it would. I don't need a rocket-ship, but it would be nice to have some 'get up and go'.

I see it has a pull start. Do you know if it is also electric and could run with forward controls? Are these readily available?

Apologies for all the Q's. I know little about these things and trust your advise over any Ebay seller.

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Aaron.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 12:41:09 PM »

The 40hp will go real well on your flat bottom hull. It won't pull 3 skiers out of a deep water start, but it will give you a good ski-biscuit ride and tow an 60/70kg single skier OK.
Although you can see a "rip cord" in one of the pics, she is an electric start as the ad says. You can see the starter motor in one of the pics.
Forward controls (two lever type) for that motor are fairly easily obtained.. I reckon. They come up on ebay from time to time and suit most old OMC stuff.
Just talk to Oldenrude or MarkS about the ignition key/loom. They will give you the right advice on those items.

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 02:16:13 PM »

Thanks mate.

Will see how it goes and come-a-calling on you guys for advice if I end up with it.

I can just see it all shiny and colour-coded white/red with the boat ;-)

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 03:24:42 PM »

Colour-coded. Oh no.. just keep her original.

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 10:00:30 PM »

Never fear... The boat is lilkey to be white with red and that motor is pretty close. Colour coding is likely to just change the type of white/red used to match.  Unlikley it'll get GT stripes  Cool

Though.... given the boat is still bloody well unidentified, there's no originality able to go into it anyhow!
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 10:56:41 AM »

Hi Aaron,
If you were to jag the 40hp, here are a set of controls that should do the job. I'd check with either of our members MarkS or Oldenrude prior bidding.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Outboard-control-box-and-cables-Evinrude-Johnson-OMC_W0QQitemZ160350755382QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Boat_Parts_Accessories?hash=item2555a65a36&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C293%3A3%7C294%3A50

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 06:21:51 PM »

Well, I'm still looking.

Seems someone wanted it more than me!
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 10:33:46 AM »

Here's one on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110429620662&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT



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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2009, 06:44:53 AM »

Hey Mark,
I had a crack at it on Ebay but others pushed it beyond my limit.
I was really quite suprised of the price it went for.
So I'm still looking :-(
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 08:35:22 PM »

OK gang, as you will have seen I'm back on the project.

Other than the one fiberglass issue I have posted about I have 95% of the project planned out.

My only other major issue is a motor.

So I wanted ask if anyone hears of anything in the 40-70hp range in a shortshaft, a holler would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2010, 07:05:04 AM »

Change of tact....

Long shafts.... lots out there.... is there a resource where I can know what LS motors can be converted to SS?

A site listing all the models of Rude, Jono, Merc, etc?

Cheers,
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2010, 07:32:37 AM »

Hi Aaron. I got your email but somehow deleted it. The Johnos I have are long shaft but they have a removable spacer. With a little bit of modification (someone here would know) they can be made into short shaft.
One is supposed to run but the guy said it had a miss. The other is only good for parts.
Im pretty sure I have all the controls as well.
$500 the lot. Dave 0413766501
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 03:49:23 PM »

Dave, thanks for the offer and thanks also for the offer regarding those Syndey motors.

I can, however, announce I am about to be the owner of a VERY dilapidated and not even close to running 1976 (to be confirmed) Merc 650SS.

Spent more than I should have give its unknown future ability to run (the engine that is) and ceased gearbox, but what's a  few hundred for the hours and hours of tinkering fun I have coming ;-)

In fact it was worth the over-spend just to bloody be able to say I have a motor to start toying with.

And being black with red and silver, it'll match Capricious's proposed white with red and black paint job. Not to mention the 'get up and mosey' the little 13'1" Capricious will have if the 650 every gets running.

Aaron.
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