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Old 23 September 2013, 04:51   #1
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What decade?

Hi,
Can anybody help dating this outboard please as no serial number and I want to list it on ebay, also any thoughts on value.

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Old 23 September 2013, 05:24   #2
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Decade I'd say latter third of 20th Century. This is a fine example of the engine makers art, much sought after by collectors. Note the craftsmanship & detailing on the block & flywheel. If it has the original plugs it will fetch a premium price. Difficult to value, in the right auction with the right buyer it might fetch ooh! one hundred pounds possibly more. I suggest entering it in at Bonhams or Christies, failing that, the south west boat jumble
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Old 23 September 2013, 05:24   #3
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Mid eighties. 100 tops.
or you could stick some avgas in it and watch it blow up which would be far more entertaining than sellin it!!
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Thanks guys, I bought it as a non runner from a scout group it had been sitting in a store room just gathering dust 58.00.

Just a couple of adjustments and "hey presto"



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Mid eighties. 100 tops.
or you could stick some avgas in it and watch it blow up which would be far more entertaining than sellin it!!

Hi Thanks for your reply.

Lets just assume that I want to throw 58.00 away by "blowing it up" what grade of Avgas would I need for this entertaining spactical?
Might make an interesting youtube video.

I once had a Yamaha 8hp that was duel fuel started on petrol then switch to Kerosene (a form of Avgas) that did not "blow up".

In fact 1 of the RAF target towing boats R.T.T.L. 45 knotts ran on avgas a bugger to start but boy once it got going.

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The only one really avail now is 100LL , i used it in the old man's Ride on mower overriding the governor. almighty strange noises after i ranted it for a hour!!
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Hi, Can anybody help dating this outboard please as no serial number and I want to list it on ebay, also any thoughts on value. Bought from a trustworthy seller with receipt
99p start with those photos, it you should make 200-250 easy. I sold a 3hp Johnson version for 295 but that was in the spring.
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99p start with those photos, it you should make 200-250 easy. I sold a 3hp Johnson version for 295 but that was in the spring.

Thank you for your informed response (you having already sold one),

I was a little bit concerned that the serial number has beeen removed at some point, do you think that it makes much difference?
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Mid eighties. 100 tops.
or you could stick some avgas in it and watch it blow up which would be far more entertaining than sellin it!!
why would avgas make it blow up? its only leaded petrol with a higher octane rating to make it work in thinner air - its not rocket fuel! my guess is that you would just get pre ignition and run like a bag of shit.
i do however think that rocket fuel would make a rather interesting video on youtube!
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I once had a Yamaha 8hp that was duel fuel started on petrol then switch to Kerosene (a form of Avgas) that did not "blow up". In fact 1 of the RAF target towing boats R.T.T.L. 45 knotts ran on avgas a bugger to start but boy once it got going.
I had a dual fuel Yamaha 15 hp kerosine outboard but although Kerosine's used in jet engines it's not used as av gas in petrol aircraft as it's more like a refined Paraffin in fact I used paraffin in the outboard as it was easier for me to get paraffin from my local blacksmiths . RAF boats that used aviation fuel in the Napier sea lion ( marine version of the aircraft engine ) in most cases the bad or poor starting was down to the wrong size cartridges issued for the Coffman starter this had gone on for many years before the issue was resolved.
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