Originally Posted by denverd0n
Right now have a 1984 Johnson 2hp, two-stroke outboard for our little sailing dinghy
. Wife worries because it often takes several pulls on the rope
to get it to start. Thinking about a replacement.
So, any recommendations for a super-reliable, easy-to-start, small outboard? I'd be willing to go bigger than 2hp, but definitely not bigger than 10. Probably 4-5 hp would be ideal.
One thing to consider is the force of the pull. My 6hp Yamaha 2 stroke
starts on 2 pulls, but it's really easy to pull the cord. My 2.5 4 stroke
Suzuki also starts on 2 pulls, but it requires much more force to pull the cord. This can be an issue in a crowded dinghy.
Try this to start the Johnson. One pull with the choke out. Put the choke in, set the throttle to start position. Should now start on the second pull.
My Yamaha 2 stroke
was quite hard to start warm, but it was a simple matter of a low idle speed.
You might be due for a carb rebuild
Do you run the motor
dry and put stabiliser in the gas?