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Old 03-06-2013, 11:32   #16
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Re: Lehr 5 hp propane outboard

I have the lehr 9.9 and have to say I prefer it over the mercury gas one I used to have. I haven't experienced any issues and sort of a agree that maybe the 9.9 would be a better fit for you. Just in general though the power is same if not more than any gas one I've ever had, and I usually get into great discussions over it when people find out it's propane.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:00   #17
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Re: Lehr 5 hp propane outboard

I bought a Lehr 5hp a month ago and love it. Starts right up on third pull, runs smoothly, and no messy gasoline. Did a dinghy pub crawl with a bunch of folks last weekend and no 5hp gas 2 or 4 stroke were planing. Oh... I used a bunch of old Coleman cans from a camping trip 10 years ago and the propane was still good. Try that with gas.
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Old 03-06-2013, 18:01   #18
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Re: Lehr 5 hp propane outboard

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I have the lehr 9.9 and have to say I prefer it over the mercury gas one I used to have. I haven't experienced any issues and sort of a agree that maybe the 9.9 would be a better fit for you. Just in general though the power is same if not more than any gas one I've ever had, and I usually get into great discussions over it when people find out it's propane.
I agree a good conversation piece...thats about it. Quality and features of the two units are night and day. And the lehr had issues right out of the box.
Staying with the Mercury.
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Re: Lehr 5 hp propane outboard

How loud are the propane outboards versus the gasoline?
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Re: Lehr 5 hp propane outboard

"How loud are the propane outboards versus the gasoline? "
Same as gasoline engines.
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Re: Lehr 5 hp propane outboard

"And the lehr had issues right out of the box."
That's because the dealer didn't do his job.
If you couldn't start the engine it's because all propane is bled out of the lines before it's shipped. You'll pull your arm off getting it to start if you don't bleed the air out when it is first started. Lehr doesn't put this in the owners manual because they want the dealer to do it. It should be a one time procedure, but I like to show my customers how to do it. If they change to a long supply hose they'll need to do it to clear the air out of the hose.
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Re: Lehr 5 hp propane outboard

HopCar, I'm thinking of purchasing the 2.5hp. My boat is in Maine. If it needs servicing, what do you suggest? You want to quote me a price? I own a small charter company. Let's use my personal email at stradamike@gmail.com to correspond.

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