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mojack posted 07-16-2008 09:49 AM ET (US)   Profile for mojack   Send Email to mojack  
I have a 1983 Evinrude 35 hp electric/long shaft outboard motor, with original control box, wiring harness and nearly new control cables.
-The prop is a 11 x 13 and is less than 1 year old-no nicks, perfect working order.
-control cables are less than 1 year old and are 9 feet long.
-the foot/transmission are in great working order.
-the power pack was replaced 2 years ago
-water pump replaced this year
-control box is original and in good working order with kill switch, push key choke and fast idle lever. shifts very smooth.
-carburator (sp) is in very good working order. no problems
-starter has never given me issues
-powerhead ?? the numbers on the head cover are likely from a compression test done before I purchased the boat about 5 years ago. I can only imagine that work was done to the powerhead after the numbers 30 and 50 were generated and written next to the corresponding spark plug because even through last summer I could pull up my 12 year old (150#) son on a wake board with that motor. The mechanic says that she must have picked up a plastic ice bag. The motor cranks right up even now on muffs but I don't want to chance letting my kids go out in the boat with that motor. I am not exactly mechanically inclined so I didn't try taking the head cover off and examining the pistons.

I would rather sell the whole package together rather than part it out. I have many more pictures available. Just send me an email.

The cylinders currently have compression around 110 (one is around 120 and the other is 110 if I remember correctly). I don't have a guage, just going off of what the mechanic said.

I am selling more for parts than anything but I think with some tinkering the motor can be repaired.

Some pictures can be seen at I have a 1983 Evinrude 35 hp electric/long shaft outboard motor, with original control box, wiring harness and nearly new control cables.
-The prop is a 11 x 13 and is less than 1 year old-no nicks, perfect working order.
-control cables are less than 1 year old and are 9 feet long.
-the foot/transmission are in great working order.
-the power pack was replaced 2 years ago
-water pump replaced this year
-control box is original and in good working order with kill switch, push key choke and fast idle lever. shifts very smooth.
-carburator (sp) is in very good working order. no problems
-starter has never given me issues
-powerhead ?? the numbers on the head cover are likely from a compression test done before I purchased the boat about 5 years ago. I can only imagine that work was done to the powerhead after the numbers 30 and 50 were generated and written next to the corresponding spark plug because even through last summer I could pull up my 12 year old (150#) son on a wake board with that motor. The mechanic says that she must have picked up a plastic ice bag. The motor cranks right up even now on muffs but I don't want to chance letting my kids go out in the boat with that motor. I am not exactly mechanically inclined so I didn't try taking the head cover off and examining the pistons.

I would rather sell the whole package together rather than part it out. I have a 1983 Evinrude 35 hp electric/long shaft outboard motor, with original control box, wiring harness and nearly new control cables.
-The prop is a 11 x 13 and is less than 1 year old-no nicks, perfect working order.
-control cables are less than 1 year old and are 9 feet long.
-the foot/transmission are in great working order.
-the power pack was replaced 2 years ago
-water pump replaced this year
-control box is original and in good working order with kill switch, push key choke and fast idle lever. shifts very smooth.
-carburator (sp) is in very good working order. no problems
-starter has never given me issues
-powerhead ?? the numbers on the head cover are likely from a compression test done before I purchased the boat about 5 years ago. I can only imagine that work was done to the powerhead after the numbers 30 and 50 were generated and written next to the corresponding spark plug because even through last summer I could pull up my 12 year old (150#) son on a wake board with that motor. The mechanic says that she must have picked up a plastic ice bag. The motor cranks right up even now on muffs but I don't want to chance letting my kids go out in the boat with that motor. I am not exactly mechanically inclined so I didn't try taking the head cover off and examining the pistons.

I would rather sell the whole package together rather than part it out. For pics see https://post.craigslist.org/manage/756288185/yi3cb

I have many more pictures available. Just send me an email.

Derek

Tohsgib posted 07-16-2008 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Your compression is fine..run it or somebody is gonna get a good engine for cheap.
mojack posted 07-17-2008 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for mojack  Send Email to mojack     
Thanks tohsgib! Sorry for the lengthy post, I must have copied and pasted something more than once. It has been and EXCELLENT motor. I bought the boat and motor from another forum member Florida15 about 5 years ago. A guy from Pensacola is coming to pick up the motor on Saturday and I have already bought a 40 Yamaha 4-stroke on ebay that should be here Monday (SAWEETTT!) I can't wait. The 40 4 stroke may be a little heavy for the boat but the 13 has a full transom so I think it'll be OK.
Derek
mojack posted 07-17-2008 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for mojack  Send Email to mojack     
Hi tohsgib,
This is what prompted me to sell the motor.

"I have a 1983 Evinrude 35-HP on the back of a Boston Whaler 13-foot boat. Never had ANY problems until a couple of weeks ago. My daughter was bringing it around from the ramp and it cut out on her a little way from the dock. I removed the cowling and found that the water hose had come loose from the head. I figured it must have gotten full of water and shorted something out. A few days later I tried to start it and it cranked fine although the telltale was kind of intermittent, hissing a little and squirting but didn't feel too hot. The next weekend the same thing but this time the cowling was quite hot. I think the motor is equipped with a temp sensor that cuts the motor off if it gets too hot. I took it to have the waterpump replaced, brought it home, put it on muffs and it worked OK, although even on muffs it took a few seconds to get the water to come out. Yesterday, I put it in at the ramp and it took close to a minute for the water to start squirting but I could see steam coming out of the hole then the water started. This morning I go out to pull the kids, start it up and the water would never come out, only steam. I know I am going to open up a can of worms if I remove the thermostat on that motor. Do you think it likely the thermostat is staying closed? Should it be removed. Any help will be greatly appreciated."
Thanks,
Derek

I really don't think the motor is a loss but I can't keep the motor on their with the kids taking it out because they really don't know to troubleshoot problems and I don't have another boat to go get them if they breakdown somewhere.

Derek

mojack posted 07-19-2008 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for mojack  Send Email to mojack     
sold

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