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Old 24 March 2016, 18:06   #11
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I'll get a better look at it tomorrow, but I suspect that a home service and bit of loving will reveal it to be a keeper.

Oh yeah, and he charged me a euro a mile for it.
That's £190 in Queen's Money...

She looks a little dear. A touch older than '05 I suspect, but it matters not.

I have an '04 5hp XL. Picked her up at a sale a few years ago, 5yrs old at the time, but unused still in the poly crate. £200 under the hammer. The QS2.3 will plane will my hefty carcass onboard at 12knts+.
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Old 24 March 2016, 18:18   #12
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She looks a little dear. A touch older than '05 I suspect, but it matters not.

I have an '04 5hp XL. Picked her up at a sale a few years ago, 5yrs old at the time, but unused still in the poly crate. £200 under the hammer. The QS2.3 will plane will my hefty carcass onboard at 12knts+.
Oh, I have NO IDEA what age it is! Like you say, doesn't matter until I need spares! The 5hp is a cracking motor. Interestingly, there seem to be quite a few 2 strokes still in their packaging. donegaldan bought a 9.8 L/S in the original box - still in the plastic seal.

I'll try to get this wee puppy wet ASAP on the 2.7m
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Old 24 March 2016, 19:21   #13
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Looks mint that one! The age should be about mid/late 1990's to 2005, later they changed to
aquamarine blue. I have a identical looking 3.5, that's a 2000 model. Brilliant engines.
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I got a better look at it today. Under the covers is very clean - absolutely no corrosion or dirt - just a bit of the black mould growth that I associate with petrol fumes. There were two of the countersunk cover screws missing, but amazingly, I found a couple in my spares box. I pulled the sparkplug (a tad oily), cleaned and gapped it and ran her up in the test barrel. She runs just fine - an easy starter, hot and cold - once you remember to switch the fuel on . It's 13 years old.

I'll order a service kit and will get that done before I use it in anger. I must say, I'm very pleased. Little things that turn out well always cheer me up.

I bet the leg bolts are seized!
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Nice OB Willk..looks exact same with the hood open as my wee 3.3hp. I know nothing about outboards.. I just use them...but I have noticed mine can go through the prop sheer pins quite quickly ?

I have not hit anything except perhaps a bit of floating seaweed and opps..there it goes again.

Perhaps consider carrying a couple for spare if you are using it a lot. Apologies it that sounds obvious.. anyone else have that issue ?..or suspect the sheer pins I have are the wrong ones ..they were sold as my brand for the 3.3hp ?
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Perhaps consider carrying a couple for spare if you are using it a lot. Apologies it that sounds obvious.. anyone else have that issue ?..or suspect the sheer pins I have are the wrong ones ..they were sold as my brand for the 3.3hp ?
Cheers - absolutely. The old Yammie has a small rubber clip for spare pins - so I'd assumed they were a must have. I'll be ordered a few to add to a wee spares/tool kit specifically for her.

I'm not surprised you need them BTW, you're a fierce speed merchant.
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Aye and he does more miles in the average trip than most small outboards do in a year.
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Old 26 March 2016, 13:13   #18
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Nice OB Willk..looks exact same with the hood open as my wee 3.3hp. I know nothing about outboards.. I just use them...but I have noticed mine can go through the prop sheer pins quite quickly ?

I have not hit anything except perhaps a bit of floating seaweed and opps..there it goes again.

Perhaps consider carrying a couple for spare if you are using it a lot. Apologies it that sounds obvious.. anyone else have that issue ?..or suspect the sheer pins I have are the wrong ones ..they were sold as my brand for the 3.3hp ?
I had the same issue, the prop sheerpins went without hitting anything. The original ones, slightly brass like colors did not last. Then got another type, looks like SS, then the problem went a way. But still good to have spare ones onboard.
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Select a HSS drill bit of the correct diameter. Chop to length from the blank end.
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Hey I got that one right Mollers ..well almost. I sheared three the year before last..in quick succession..so thought..its not on.. I put a brass rod the same diameter thought the hole...and no problems since.

I wondered and though I would ask as I dont want the gearbox damaged..but hoped the plastic prop would give before the gears ..if I hit anything. I have never hit any solid object in my life..but it could happen. I might retry a couple of new SS ones as mentioned by C Numb.. my old ones were brass'ed coloured
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