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new impeller for 1949 outboard

The impellers used on old Sea King 5 horse outboards are shaped like a ring with only one arm, rather than the modern paddle-wheel type used on engines today. Does anyone have a clue as to where I can get some NEW ones? The engine is in great shape and cries out to be used! Thankew, John
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Doug Penn might have them or if not he would know who does.
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Thanks for your QUICK reply! Might I inquire as to whom Doug Penn is and how to contact him? Thanks, John
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Sorry John. We, both the museum and I use him as a source for antique outboard parts and I assumed he was well known as a source. But if he was known to you then you wouldnít have asked the question in the first place so itís true I can be an idiot at times. You can reach him at douglas.penn@gmail.com. I can recommend him without any reservations.
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Thanks heaps andloads, Robert. I am in your debt. John
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Great site that I wasnít aware of. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Great site that I wasnít aware of. Thanks for pointing it out.
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You are very welcome. It's a site I used alot while restoring my 1954 Sears Elgin 7.5.

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