My 5hp o/b is doesn't have cooling water running through it!
I inhereted it with the boat recently.
I've flushed it.
A mech looked at it twice (only charged me once).
Impelar in the books does not fit the motor. (Tohatsu 1997)
Kind-of a mystery right now on how to get the water pump fixed.
Gear shifter handle is broke off at the base, and motor now requires a body twist and a "trick" to get it to shift into F-N-R.
Handle for strbd mounting bolt is broke - needs "vice-gripe-adapter
" mechansim. This upgrade also useful on broker gear shifter!
Starts real well, though! Water pump issue has me befuddled
. Seems like all I need is little rubber impellar. I guess I am adding up problems in order to make an excuse for getting new motor.
. . . but its alot of work trying to leave the Marina under sail. Tacking out a 100' wide channel against a stong wind . . . those darn pilings keep poppi
ng up everywhere!!