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Old 25-10-2012, 15:36   #31
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

how far would that cool outboard go on a lil green bottle???? we could get real here with this--i always have propane on board--so is a wonderful idea...
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Old 25-10-2012, 22:03   #32
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

Zeehag, the 2.5hp Lehr will run about an hour at wide open throttle and the 5hp about half an hour on the one pound green bottles. That could get pretty expensive if you're doing a lot of running around. My plan is to use the one pound bottle when I just run my Avon to shore and back. When I put it on the canoe and go for longer rides, I'll use a remote tank.

If anybody wants to buy one, I'd love to sell it to you.
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Old 25-10-2012, 22:08   #33
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I'll wait for the model that burns methane that is produced from holding tank wastes. No dumping and it's free!! LOL
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Old 26-10-2012, 00:14   #34
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Many posters on amazon said their Lehr products were extremely Eco friendly as they didn't work or quit working soon after they received them. Lol. Really though. With a 1 year warranty vs a 5-6 on a Honda 2.3 or 2hp at a lower price i think I know which direction id go. Now if it were less or closer with a similar warranty might be different. And yes I am in the market.
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Old 26-10-2012, 05:23   #35
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

I am seeing a three year warranty on the LEHR outboards. Three vs. five is a consideration, but wouldn't be a deciding factor for me. Most manufacturing defects will be apparent within the first year. Anything else that goes wrong, especially with the carb, the manufacturer will probably attribute to normal wear and tear and not honor as a warranty claim.

As for price, if the propane outboards are as low-maintenance as they're touted to be, the small price premium in initial cost over a gasoline engine would be worth the money saved on constant servicing of the carb.
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Old 26-10-2012, 09:24   #36
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

As I stated earlier, Lehr had a problem with the first batch of motors. They went way out of their way to make the buyers happy. They issued full refunds or gave folks a new motor. I think they are really trying to provide a quality product. Time will tell.
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Old 27-10-2012, 21:49   #37
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

I worked in the Lehr Outboard booth at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show today. I must have started one twenty five or thirty times. It started on the first pull every time but three. Two of those times I forgot to crack the throttle and the third was just a weak pull.

A couple of times I disconnected the propane, ran the engine until it stopped, reconnected the propane and the darned thing started on the first pull! No priming or choking needed.

Captain Bernardo who owns the company is pasionate about propane as a fuel. He reminds me of Hank Hill on the cartoon King of the Hill. Now I'm in trouble! Bernardo reads these forums and I'll hear about that. Sorry Bernardo.

They were showing the 9.9 hp motor for the first time but I didn't get to run it. The people there who had run it said it was very quiet.

If anyone wants to buy one, I'd appreciate the opportunity to quote you. We've got some really good boat show prices now.
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Old 27-10-2012, 23:34   #38
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

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I worked in the Lehr Outboard booth at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show today. I must have started one twenty five or thirty times. It started on the first pull every time but three. Two of those times I forgot to crack the throttle and the third was just a weak pull.

A couple of times I disconnected the propane, ran the engine until it stopped, reconnected the propane and the darned thing started on the first pull! No priming or choking needed.

Captain Bernardo who owns the company is pasionate about propane as a fuel. He reminds me of Hank Hill on the cartoon King of the Hill. Now I'm in trouble! Bernardo reads these forums and I'll hear about that. Sorry Bernardo.

They were showing the 9.9 hp motor for the first time but I didn't get to run it. The people there who had run it said it was very quiet.

If anyone wants to buy one, I'd appreciate the opportunity to quote you. We've got some really good boat show prices now.


What's the 9.9 retailing for? Regular price, not the special. Just curious...
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

Minaret, the list price is $3120, the minimum advertised price is $2599. That is the price on the short shaft, manual start motor. You can add electric start and long shaft for more money. They are not shipping the 9.9 yet but we expect it late December early January.
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Minaret, the list price is $3120, the minimum advertised price is $2599. That is the price on the short shaft, manual start motor. You can add electric start and long shaft for more money. They are not shipping the 9.9 yet but we expect it late December early January.
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Minaret, the list price is $3120, the minimum advertised price is $2599. That is the price on the short shaft, manual start motor. You can add electric start and long shaft for more money. They are not shipping the 9.9 yet but we expect it late December early January.
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

The 2.5 weighs about 37 pounds, the 5 weighs about 48 pounds and the 9.9 short weighs about 87 pounds.
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Old 30-10-2012, 04:12   #43
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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

Why not convert your existing outboard?
It should be cheaper , and you can still run it on gas.
What kit do I need?

Dont know how small the kit's are made, but it should be doable.And you don't have to trust some overpriced chinese engeneering.

Don't try this on a two-stroke though..

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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

The wording in my last post came out a little rude, there are really good chinese products too. You can choose a brand of motor that you trust , is what I meant to say.

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Re: Anyone Gone All Propane - Outboard , Generator ?

I am interested. Not having to lug around a can of gasoline for my outboard would be great. In my small sailboat I have no place to put it, and spend more than the cost of the outboard to fix the problems from ethanol.

The little propane cans are cheap, readily available in the US, and don't smell or spill fuel everywhere.
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