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Old 21 September 2013, 14:13   #11
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I really want the Yammie, but the I initial conversations with the dealer don't inspire me with confidence.

Weights leave the Johnson as couple of kilos heavier than the Yammie, but nothing to write home about.

Time to open another beer and think on it!
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Old 22 September 2013, 07:32   #12
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Following this discussion is very interesting. The 9.9/15 HP Evinrude or Johnson have been the primary small fishing motors in many parts of the US for many years when 2 strokes were the norm. They are probably much more evident on the rivers here than small Yammies even today.

I ran one for 10 years before someone stole it, replaced it with another, ran that one over 10 years, and sold it when I got the new motor bug. The buyer jumped on the chance to buy the motor for fishing. Mine were used for fishing salt water most of the year and duck hunting in the winter, so they had very high hours of operation over the years. I did a lot of slow trolling, so I kept the carbs running lean to get the slowest possible trolling speeds which is not good for an engine.

It just strikes me as funny to read postings from so many unfamiliar with the engines.
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The two stroke 15hp Evinrude/Johnson/OMC motors are great units, they are hard to find here because people don't usually sell them once they have them.
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Deal done to part exchange my Yamaha 8hp 4 stroke for the Johnson 15 that Wills Marine had for sale. Picking it up when in Salcombe on the 18th.

Will be launching at Salcombe, pottering up with the 8 and swapping for the 15 at Wills in Kingsbridge.

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A variety of prop pitches are available to fit that engine, so you can fine tune the performance to suit your needs.
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Picked up the new engine on Friday evening. Perfect power with the Aerotec, very pleased. Got out in Salcombe for some wave jumping. Saturday afternoon. 'Twas pretty lumpy on the bar, the boat was amazing. One up was change pants material, with a second person on board it was awesome on the waves, and landed very softly. Well chuffed. We were out most the rest of the weekend on a 6 metre Destroyer, all black, great fun in the waves too.
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Good to hear that you are pleased.
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The only problem I had was it didn't seem to like low speed, cutout at this point.

I understand that the front portion of the throttle enables you to change the idle speed?
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The only problem I had was it didn't seem to like low speed, cutout at this point. I understand that the front portion of the throttle enables you to change the idle speed?
Yes it does, it basically just opens the throttle a little bit as you turn it.
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The two 15's we had were real slow speed trollers. The low speed screw could be adjusted to run lean enough to obtain very slow speed and still start with one pull of the starter cord.

The screw on the tiller or side of motor can be adjusted to set the minimum speed as mentioned above. What year model is the motor, as the early ones had the carbs replaced under warrenty to enable slow speeds? Those were 1974 models, so you probably have a newer version.

Our '80 model had the slow speed assembly replaced which made a world of difference also. '90 and newer were great right out of the shipping crate.
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