Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
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Many old motors are tough to find parts for, and they all need parts. Also, one thing to keep in mind with a lot of old motors is a) they have a LONG recoil, b) they are finicky about starting, and c) they do not have a neutral- add it all together and itmeans that while you are pulling and almost capsizing as you try to start your hard to start O/B, when it DOES start you have to make sure you are pointing in the right direction, right now. You may be happy to engage in this rustic endeavour, but the first time your significant other gets soaked because she overcompensated on a starting wind-up and threw herself overboard, it's gonna be ugly. Ask me how I know.
Spending another hundred dollars or so on a later model mariner, mercury, johnnyrude or UJOB is money well spent.
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