First trip out w/ the gas motor!!!

Discussion in 'Boating' started by mcronican, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. mcronican

    mcronican New Member

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    So this is my roommates and I's boat, had it for 4 years and just been piddling around w/ a trolling motor and doing small improvements for a while now. We finally got our hands on a 1976 Johnson 9.9 two stroke manual start. It's been a blast, here's a few pics. All are pretty recent so what you see is what we've got at the moment. I did have to order a new recoil spring for the starter though.
     

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  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I hope those are crawfish in the first picture. LOL But I am sure you will enjoy the ride more with power. It opens up a whole new world.
     

  3. whodaman

    whodaman New Member

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    thats a good motor
     
  4. keyskevin

    keyskevin New Member

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    Must be great to get back on the water.
     
  5. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    I had one of those motors for years, and liked it a lot. I'm sure y'all will, too.

    You guys be careful out there.
     
  6. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    I know the feeling, except I got a bigger motor this year....I haven't stopped smiling yet! :big_smile_2: just remember though....anything is better than rowing, and even a trolling motor goes faster than you can row.
     
  7. mcronican

    mcronican New Member

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    Yeah it's a blast, a little BG on the motor, it was used at a marina while constructing the docks around the time the motor was new, one day it was sunk, along with the entire jon boat it was on, after a few weeks it was recovered, sent in for repair work, came back in great, like new condition, then left for about 20 years, until we came along and had it given to us. It really does open up a whole new world, now we can get on Google Earth and find promising looking spots and just go exploring really, man is it great. I'm still waiting on the recoil starter spring though, couldn't find one for this motor specifically, so I ordered one for a gas trimmer that was configured(bent) in the same way ours was before it broke, if that doesn't work it's off to a boat junk yard. We could use a new prop too, this original is pretty scuffed up and pitted out.
     

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  8. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    My buddy has a motor alot like that and he loves it! Yall be careful out there and have fun!
     
  9. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    That is a good looking motor. It should last for years to come as long as you keep the oil mixture where it should be. I always like to mix my oil a little on the rich side when I had a two stroke. One of my friends had a motor and sold it last year, it was a little older than that one but still ran very well. rspd507
     
  10. BailBonds

    BailBonds New Member

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    This guy seems to find parts for about anything!


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  11. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    rock on Matt !!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:oooh:
     
  12. mcronican

    mcronican New Member

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    Yeah she runs pretty good, but last time we had her out we were running up river at full throttle for about 30 minutes when it would suddenly rev up 100 rpm's or so(i'm guessing) and we'd slow down a little, we'd slow down to idle then throttle up again and it'd be fine, any ideas as to what would cause that?
     
  13. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    sounds like a spun hub on the prop
     
  14. Ed Lacy

    Ed Lacy New Member

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    If you're having any problems finding parts for the motor, you might want to think about looking on e-bay for an old one, and use it as a source for parts. Saved a bunch on an old Merc. I had that way.
    Congrats on getting away from the oars.........
    Ed
     
  15. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Still remember when I got my first motor. I think it was a 10 horse seaking. I was in catfish heaven. Congrats and have fun.