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Old 20 August 2010, 08:12   #11
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Country: UK - England
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Shane,

Did you get your motor then? I have a mid 80’s vintage Johnson 25hp that weighs right about 115lbs. My SIB lives on a trailer so I don’t often have occasion to remove the motor, but when I do, I always do it myself as I have fount, as others here have mentioned, that it is simply too awkward when someone else is trying to “help”….

On the rare occasion that I have had to transport it any distance by hand, I have found that you can “sling” it with a pair of cargo straps to a stout oar and then two guys can move it about fairly easy if you go slow. Put the oar on your shoulders and the guy in the back can stabilize the motor by holding onto the lower unit so it doesn’t swing around as much when you walk. Not exactly an walk in the park, but it is doable…
Hi there,yes i got it,had alittle trouble starting it at the mo,needs a service ,new plugs needed,nice engine,when it starts,lol,many thanks for the info
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Old 20 August 2010, 13:38   #12
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good for you! I might suggest that if it is a used motor and been sitting a while that you consider replacing the water pump. Most guys around these parts change them out every two to three years as preventative maintenance. The rubber tends to take a set after a while and the efficiency goes way down. We also have issues with wear to the pump body but I suspect that is primarly due to the high amounts of glacial silt in our water. Probably not an issue for you.

Also, be sure you never leave the motor in gear and then rotate the prop backwards... this can cause the rubber water pump impeller vanes to "pop over" and they may not "pop back" or can be damaged when you start the engine later.

good luck!
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Old 20 August 2010, 17:24   #13
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Quoting from my 1980 brochure 20 hp 2 cyl 20M 43 kgs 20E 46 kgs hope this helps
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Old 21 August 2010, 07:34   #14
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Many thanks for the info and advice gents,can t wait to get her serviced and out on the 4m sib
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