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View Poll Results: How happy are you with your Electric or Propane outboard?
Happy with Electric outboard 10 55.56%
satisfied with Electric outboard 3 16.67%
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:26   #16
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Re: propane or electric outboard survey

thanks folks. I have a 2 stroke 18 year old tohatsu, which I spend about $500 repairing each season since I am unwilling to fiddle with carberators, I tend to lose small parts
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The internet has sad stories about lehr, and the torqueedo is expensive. so I need some help deciding which way to jump. Keep the reports comming.
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Re: propane or electric outboard survey

Early in my boating time a marine pro taught me a trick with gas powered outboards. Install a shut off valve in the fuel line and use that to stop the motor instead of the engine mounted "shut off", same as you'd do with cabin stove when using solenoid to shut it off instead of the stove knobs. This way there is no left over gas in the carb.

As an added bonus this shut off valve, if put in a discrete place, works as an anti-theft device.
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Re: propane or electric outboard survey

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thanks folks. I have a 2 stroke 18 year old tohatsu, which I spend about $500 repairing each season since I am unwilling to fiddle with carberators, I tend to lose small parts
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The internet has sad stories about lehr, and the torqueedo is expensive. so I need some help deciding which way to jump. Keep the reports comming.

Have you priced a new carb? I'm under the impression you can get what I'm sure is Chinese knock offs pretty cheap.
If it has good compression, I'm not so sure I'd get rid of it.
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