I have this wicked little 1985 8hp Evinrude
which basically starts first pull every time but........its been a total nightmare since Iíve bought....used.
I was driving along and out of nowhere the engine
stops pushing the dingy. I didn't hit anything but I thought maybe the shear pin at the prop broke off. Turns out the drive shaft was worn out where it inserts into the crankshaft, and as i was bounce in the waves it must have finally worn out.
After ordering 3 different shafts (they couldn't figure out how to send me the 25" one), and after a month of rowing to shore everyday, I finally re-installed the new driveshaft. I took it for a tour for 5 mins and as Iím pulling up to the boat
it revs high and doesn't move the boat
. I didn't even get to use it for 1 morning to get me to work
Turns out I hit a very small piece of wood (it was stuck in the prop) as I was idling up to the boat. I didn't even hit hard enough the break the shear pin, but it was plenty hard enough for the new shaft to turn freely in the crankshaft.
My guess I need a new crankshaft, and this is not something Iím looking forward to tackling!!
Anyone know if there is a replaceable part that the driveshaft inserts into at the crankshaft? Or will I have to install a whole new crankshaft???
Who are the outboard
wizards on CF?
.....at least Iím getting a good shoulder and back workout!