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Topic Review (Newest First)
03-01-2007 04:28 PM
T34C I'm still using a 1958 Johnson 3hp on my dink. It still starts easier and runs better than a new one!!
03-01-2007 03:25 PM
resdog Those little Johnson outboards are indestructable.
03-01-2007 02:13 PM
cockeyedbob of course it does, everyone knows Johnsons work best if they're upright ...
03-01-2007 01:10 PM
SVDistantStar It runs fine. Just came in from running it. Heading out in a few to get new plugs, some hose clamps and a filter.
03-01-2007 12:44 PM
Giulietta God....looks like a dead animal.......revive it quick....cpr.....
03-01-2007 12:05 PM
SVDistantStar This wasnt in the sea and it didnt stay taken as i got it back, but my 1991 Johnson 3hp went overboard in my granddads pond this morning. Brought it from the boat to run in the pond for its montly freshwater flush and as i went to turn it went right overboard. As much as it sucked, it was funny watching it go down. It did about 3-5 turns underwater. Lucky it was only about 10ft down. Salvaged it with a rope and a big hook made from rebar. Havent started it yet, but it did get flushed out with clean water and WD40/PB Blaster. Heres a pic of it after being drug out of the pond.

02-28-2007 06:01 PM
pirateofcapeann Yea, yea, yea. This web site ain’t big enough to list all the things I’ve seen go by the boards! I suppose the most memorable are my wife, home and family! All in all, I’ve been better off without. Hey, how’s about some of the stuff that the sea gave back? New tread!
02-28-2007 05:54 PM
sailingdog Umm.. Tilley hats have a did yours end up in the water????
02-28-2007 05:44 PM
paulthober Let's see I was on the Chesapeake in almost windless hot day down near Tangier with some kind up gnats intermittantly biting me. One bites me on the temple and I give it a good slap which kills the gnat and also launches my brand-new prescription sunglasses into the bay. To which I declared, "F***, sh**" and then relaxed.

Just north of there I went below thinking I had the boat all nicely balanced, as I came back up on deck the boat jibed knocking my Tilly hat into the bay and breaking my non-sunglasses. Spent an hour or more tacking back and forth trying to find the hat without success.

To save my tools, I have adopted the lanyard approach or at least the full consciousness death grip on the tool in use.

02-28-2007 03:28 PM
T34C I think it is a bad omen, next the boat will sink and the sea will get both of them.
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