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Old 18-07-2013, 10:40   #46
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Re: Lehr Propane Outboards

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For what its worth I've been buying the 1lb cans from target for $2.75 each. I get about 45 min of run time out of 1lb can. that's running at half throttle. which is about 80% of the speed at full throttle. I have a Lehr 5hp which I bought from Hopcar.
Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

Thanks for the hard data point.

Are you using the motor in salt water? If so, how well do you find the corrosion resistance to be (so far)?
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For what its worth I've been buying the 1lb cans from target for $2.75 each. I get about 45 min of run time out of 1lb can. that's running at half throttle. which is about 80% of the speed at full throttle. I have a Lehr 5hp which I bought from Hopcar.
Thanks for that. What hp do you have and what dingy?
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Old 18-07-2013, 10:44   #48
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Re: Lehr Propane Outboards

"Do you happen to know what compression they are running at?"
No I don't. I once asked them about dual fuel and was told the compression was too high for a Lehr to run on gasoline. I think the spark is advanced as well.

Hi DWJ! That darn thing is still running! Sometimes you get lucky.
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Old 18-07-2013, 11:05   #49
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Re: Lehr Propane Outboards

They do seem like really convenient little motors to have. The little outboards are pretty much all cheap to run. Even if propane were 50% more expensive to run than gas, which is a fictitious number that I just pulled out of thin air, it's still pretty cheap to run.
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The dink is a zodiac 311 RIB. It is in salt water but its really to soon to even comment on corrosion. And yes hopcar. we do get lucky sometimes.
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"Do you happen to know what compression they are running at?"
No I don't. I once asked them about dual fuel and was told the compression was too high for a Lehr to run on gasoline. I think the spark is advanced as well.
Thank you for all the well informed responses. I was previously unaware of these outboards, but now I'm interested in them.
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Old 18-07-2013, 16:25   #52
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Re: Lehr Propane Outboards

"I was previously unaware of these outboards, but now I'm interested in them."

If you decide to buy one, I'd love to have the chance to quote you on it.
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Old 18-07-2013, 21:00   #53
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Re: Lehr Propane Outboards

You will be the first place that I look when I'm ready to get one.

By the way, where is your closest location to Palm Beach? The last time that I went to look for one of your stores, I got the address off of the internet & when I arrived, it looked as if you had moved out of that building.

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Jim, Yup we closed the Palm Beach store last July. I'm down to one store, Miami, and a website. I was up there yesterday cleaning out the building. It's very sad for me as there was a lot of history there. I found a sales ledger from 1929. There was a transaction recorded for a twenty something dollar credit to John Rybovitch. If you buy a motor, it won't take much to talk me into delivering it to Palm Beach. I love it up there.

Mike and Shane, the guys who ran the store have started a marine supply delivery service. They have the old phone number and a sign on my building. Nice guys and very knowledgeable.
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Is your current location the place on NW 21st street, just off the river, a little east of the airport?
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Jim, yes we're at 3300 NW 21 Street. If you get to Miami, please stop in and say hello.
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Geeze, I was just down in Coconut Grove last night to listen to a DEP guy speak about coral reefs. If I had known where you were, I would have stopped in to have a look around.

Thanks for the address. I'll put a sticky note in my car for the next time I head down that way.

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Was that event at the Coral Reef Yacht Club? I'm sorry I missed that.
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That was the one. You didn't miss much. The parking lot was flooded & I took away very little useful information.
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The food was good. The facilities were nice. The company of the attendees was most pleasant.
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