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Standard or long

busy home [deleted] says:

Does anyone use a standard shaft outboard?
The long shaft is in theory too long . i/e water 1in over cavitation plate.
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Super Snoopy 050 says:

Prior to fitting the inboard, Snoopy used a 4HP Mariner Saildrive. I am unsure if this is a fancy name for a longshaft, but it was quite efficient and coped well. We did try a 4HP standard shaft initially (as we had one left over from our Lysander days), but although it worked after a fashion, most of the power seemed to be wasted by causing turbulence in the well. It was like a washing machine in there.
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busy home [deleted] says:

Thanks ..Thats what makes this site so good.
My Johnson is going .... It nearly got burried at sea on Saturday when it died just off Flushing Quay No wind Flushing Regatta . 500o people watching .I had to be towed away!!!!
This week I will look around for a replacement .so needed to know,
My 3.3 merc is good , but one critera is to be easy to lift ,, handles etc
so i will be checking this out .
Luckilly Falmouth has all the dealers.
Thanks again .
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busy home [deleted] says:

Anyone want a Johnson 5 longshaft Less than 10hrs ,a total SKODA
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Skykomish E29 says:

whatever did they do before engines? I am suprised that you are having so much trouble with your Johnson, I would have thought it would have been as reliable as anything else.
Touch wood our Mercury has never missed a beat .
And by the way Skodas are unjustly much maligned cars. I have had two both superb, my original one was the traditional Estelle with the engine in the boot, went on and on, O.K. the interior was a bit cheap and nasty but so was the price.......
But seriously is your Johnson really terminal? It seemed to run ok when were were down there with you and what was striking seemed very quiet, a replacement engine will be around £800.
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busy home [deleted] says:

Just had a look ,no spark. Coil is known to be a weak point so off now to Falmouth for a new one.
This thing is so user unfriendly. No handles to lift it out of the well.
The in line steering would never clamp. I think its rough and noisey at higher revs And having it break down four times (probably the coil)
at the worst moments poss . I hate it.
I will give it a second chance if I starts later on! but I will be replacing it asap.
P.S The merc 3.3 is fine now 100to 1 is the answer.
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busy home [deleted] says:

New coil £103 Left it there, Bought a new Merc 4 saildrive .
Highly recommed when I was looking at the Yamaha Most hire fleets now use Mercs here. Feeling a bit more confident now.
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rothwell_neil says:

Just treated Emily to a new 5Hp Honda 4 with 3Amp charger, long shaft. Went with same engine as took out, nothing wrong with old engine, just started to be a pain, shear pin, repaint, new starter pulley, head, intermittent charger as all connections oxidised. Happy with power so went with same again, got a good price on e-bay for the old one. Few coughs and splutters off the mouth of Maryport with 3+knot tide across the entrance makes you think about these things.
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busy home [deleted] says:

The johnson has got a second chance, i put a new plug in went first pull! (still not convinced though)Glad i didnt buy the coil.
Goskar now has a new engine (I will use it on Chille this year)!
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