I have an Avon
. For years I used a 4HP Yamaha, then when the gas changed, spent lots of energy and money
keeping it running. I decided to buy a Lehr 5HP propane
powered outboard. It is so reliable I don't ever worry about it starting. I store the bottles in short pieces of 4" PVC pipe with a plug
on one end and a screw out clean-out on the other. Lowes has the pipe precut and I store it outside on my sugar scoop so it cannot leak back into the boat
. They fit in my dinghy
across the rear just below the motor, so take up no room in the dinghy.
You can see the two pipes on my starboard sugar scoop in the photo
Each small can gives me about an hour at 4 knots. You can also use a larger tank like available at convenience stores and have a lot of fuel
, or in my case, I have two small tanks
in my propane locker and could use them in a pinch if I had to push the boat
like has been described above. It comes with a hose that will attach to a standard tank, or you use the bottles, your choice.
is clean, engine
starts on the first or second pull (you bleed the line with a paper clip after each can change), and no more gas hassle.
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