SailNet Community - View Single Post - Briggs & Stratton outboard????????????
View Single Post
post #5 of Old 05-13-2010
Senior Member
blt2ski's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,032
Thanks: 0
Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 12

The boat "USE" is freshwater, not the design use of the motor.

It would be air cooled if it does not have a water intake/exhaust. The newer B&S motors are better than the old ones, most now have oil pumps, vs "splash" method of circulating oil. Also quiter than years past. At least assuming lawn mower motors. B&S have lost a lot of the mower market over the yrs with other makes coming in with better engines in the mower field, and they were a bit slow in converting. I do not think I have owned a briggs motor for the last 20 of 30 yrs being in the landscape maintenance field.

I would consider it, not sure how long they have made boat motors, but what they hey, if it works, price is right............what is there to lose, other than it not being what it was advertised to be.


She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome