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Old 06-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #41
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #42
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On our Memorial Day raft-up, my 27 year old 2 horse Mariner finally failed after three days of use. Got water intrusion into the head and seized up. As parts are no longer available I will have to find a replacement before our next raft-up in August. As weight is a factor, I'm lookin' at a 2.3 horse air-cooled Honda the lightest motor on the market for it's size.
We were looking for an outboard in that HP range and were debating between the Honda and the Yamaha. The Honda weighed in at 27 pounds vs the Yamaha's 37 pounds but we leaned toward the Yamaha as it has a proper transmission and is much quieter, being water cooled.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:07 AM   #43
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I just realized the 2.5hp Lehr doesn't have reverse. That's a deal breaker for me.

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Old 06-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #44
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Beachbum, you need a five anyway!
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #45
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Beachbum, you need a five anyway!
I know. With the 5 I'm going to need the tank. Let me know how much it is.

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:05 AM   #46
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Trapping the bride aboard has been the beginning of some cruiser's dreams!!!
Has anyone else noticed Baker has a little more 'kick in his step" since buying his Carver? It's good to see you back in form, Baker!
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:45 AM   #47
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Has anyone else noticed Baker has a little more 'kick in his step" since buying his Carver?
Not only does he have more kick in his step....he's posting more than ever!
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #48
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This boat is somewhat of an unknown to me so y'all are my security blanket!!!!...
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #49
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This boat is somewhat of an unknown to me so y'all are my security blanket!!!!...
You have any pics you can post?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #50
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There is a problem in getting the small propane bottles in other countries, and problem in finding parts. Also if traveling in Latin or south america, Yamaha's are the easiest motors to find parts find parts for.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:25 AM   #51
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IF you have a 20# tank there are fittings sold that allow a smaller tank to be refilled from the 20lb tank.

At the local camping or RV store.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:40 AM   #52
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IF you have a 20# tank there are fittings sold that allow a smaller tank to be refilled from the 20lb tank.

At the local camping or RV store.
Cool! I've heard of filling one propane tank from another, never thought of refilling the little bottles. Found the fitting at Harbor Freight, but I'm sure you can buy them other places too:

Propane Refill Kit - Refill Propane Bottles with Ease!
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #53
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There are a couple of tricks to refilling the small bottles. You need to turn the supply tank upside down so that liquid propane comes out and you need to chill the small bottle first or you won't get it full. It's a good idea to weigh the bottle after you fill it to be sure it isn't over filled. Don't forget the valves on those small bottles are designed to be disposable, they will start to leak after a few refills so you can't just keep using the same bottle forever.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #54
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The Lehr sales rep left a 9.9 demo motor at my store for me to play with. Unfortunately I don't have a boat to put it on. I'll run it in the test tank. She said I'd be impressed by how quiet it is. The 2.5 and 5 are not any quieter than a gasoline engine so I don't know why the 9.9 would be different. I'll report back when I've run it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:02 PM   #55
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The Lehr sales rep left a 9.9 demo motor at my store for me to play with.
Dang, Parks. Nice timing. I just took my other dinghy up to Stuart on Thursday and now I'm back to do the big move over to Longboat Key. I'd have given you the dinghy for the test since my other one is already aboard Bucky. Don't really need it since I've got the Caribe 9 aboard Bucky already.
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