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Recoil Starter Rope Options

New sailer here so forgive my ignorance...

The recoil starter rope broke when I attempted to start my Johnson outboard yesterday. There was just enough left where I could start the engine and get out of the marina to sail so the day wasn't a bust. Regardless, I want to fix it.

I've looked online and it definitely seems fairly easy to replace but was wondering is there any difference in the ones sold at a hardware store for a lawnmower v. one at a marine store? Thanks!

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Re: Recoil Starter Rope Options

Absolutely. The marine store will be much more expensive and probably break sooner.
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Re: Recoil Starter Rope Options

Just be careful when dealing with the spring as it can jump out and poke your eye out and i am serious about that

While a manual would be better it is very much like a lawnmower other than a more modern one make a neutral lockout device

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