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What do you do with an antique outboard?

I have been looking for one of the 2.5/3.5 2 cycles for my walker bay that no one ever seems to want to sell. So when I saw an add for a Evinrude 3HP I had to go have a look. What I found was a 1963 "Lightwin" 2 cylinder little kicker. Runs perfect. I mean perfect, no vibration, quiet, starts first pull, and it was cheap. So I had to take it home. This little engine is a dream. Made in Belgium, all metal, 34 pounds, and classy. Most tuneup parts can be found new, or hard to find items are often on Ebay. So, what do I do with it? Do I put it on my Walker Bay and putz around the islands and bays? I suppose it wouldn't hurt to put a zinc on it and be sure to flush it out after every use. Or should I clean it up and put it on ebay, maybe make a few bucks and pass it on to someone that doesn't intend on running it in saltwater. I almost feel a responsibility to make sure these testaments to old-world engineering and manufacturing remain.




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Sell it to Charlie Cobra for $25.00
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good lookin little motor, i would keep it and use the heck out of it. makes a great conversation piece. i had a 1970 70 HP evinrude on a 1959 motorboat. everytime i took the boat out, someone would ask if i wanted to sell it.
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I vote for the part where we make you a private nautical machinery musuem.

What you have is an integral part of my adolesecence (spelling?), it's a piece of history. Keep it, and keep it running (easy for me to say, isn't it?). One of the best outboards ever....
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Same vintage of the 6 horse we had on Buggs..our 21 mac...fired second pull EVERY time...why would you want anything else?
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I vote for the part where we make you a private nautical machinery museum.
Got the 1947 SeaKing
The 1973 Merc,
Now the 1963 Evinrude,
I would have to say I am well on my way...
Too bad my 1977 Rawson has a 1991 Volvo, that screwed up the 'before I was born' trend.
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I have 7, count'em 7, 2 stroke Johnson/Evinrude outboards of various years and horsepowers. My 1960 3hp runs better than any of them, and they all run pretty darn good. They are great motors. Twin cylinders don't vibrate, they idle smooth, they are quiet, they start easily,and so on. I use mine on a 10 ft. walker bay frequently. Keep and use it. Use a 32 to 1 oil ratio with any TCW3 oil and flush it often and it should keep on running!
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I Use a 32 to 1 oil ratio with any TCW3 oil and flush it often and it should keep on running!
I don't know all the details, but do search around. As jgeissinger alludes to, the mix ratio will likely be different with modern oils.
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Got the 1947 SeaKing
The 1973 Merc,
Now the 1963 Evinrude,
I would have to say I am well on my way...
Too bad my 1977 Rawson has a 1991 Volvo, that screwed up the 'before I was born' trend.
Sailboy,

If you decide to sell that Evinrude Lightwin engine, please send me a PM. Thanks.
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