Originally Posted by Bieny
hi, I've recently purchased this outboard.....the shaft measures 17" and there is no electric start? Can anyone shed any light on what the mix up could be?
The Ex RNLI 40hp tiller control (D class useage) have a mid length shaft (not short at 15 inch and not long at 20 inch as well as a push button kill switch rather than a lanyard type.....that said, they have tiller control but I guess this may have been removed by a previous owner?
I suppose it could be that your OB is ex RNLI (these models would have been in use before my time with the Institution).
You might try dropping a PM to either Uncle Al or MChappelow.....they are both great sources of knowledge on all things Barrus and RNLI respectively....
Could be completely wrong, but its a possibility.....