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Discover the fun of Old Outboards!
Peter Hunn's newest book
tells you how to get started!
Classic Outboard Motor Handbook
Enthusiasts of antique and vintage
outboard motors generally fall into two categories. First, there is
the tinkerer or sportsperson who buys an old motor at a yard sale with
an eye on restoring and actually using it. Second, there is the
enthusiast who performs a complete, authentic restoration for the pure
satisfaction of returning a vintage piece of machinery to its original
condition. Often this second motor will become a static display, taken
out for the occasional boat show. This how-to book caters to both
groups by presenting case studies covering five of the most typical
motor types: an antique 1922 Johnson Waterbug, a classic 1955 Evinrude
Sportwin 10, an air-cooled bargain 1957 Comanco, a late-model 3.9hp
single 1964 Mercury, and a 1950s electric Minn-Kota. The case studies
discuss principles applicable to all vintage outboards and are
preceded by chapters explaining how to choose an older motor, anatomy
and mechanics, and equipping a shop. Following the case studies, Peter
addresses routine maintenance and usage, including troubleshooting
tips and model-specific characteristics. This fine book is
available at many bookstores and on the web.
Scott Smith, long-time 2nd generation Antique Outboard Motor Club
member (since age 11) writes:
If you've just
acquired a junker, clunker or diamond in the rough, and you don't know
where to begin to get it going again, then this book is for you! This
book answers the questions most neophyte vintage outboard enthusiasts
are bound to have as they begin refurbishing their older-than-late
model outboard. The case studies are clearly illustrated and are very
helpful. However, do not look at this book as a service manual, rather
as a companion to a service manual. Most service manuals specific to
certain motors are written at a level above most beginning tinkerers,
and this book will help bridge that gap.
Old Outboard Book
Published by International Marine and in
its 3rd edition, this book is available at your public library, local
bookseller, and several internet mail-order sources. Several chapters are
devoted to the evolution of the outboard and to the history of every specific
brand of outboard sold in America from the 1960s back to the invention of the
outboard. A reference section includes model and year information, as well as
spark plug and oiling instructions. Many pictures grace its pages, and it even
covers electric and toy outboards. A comprehensive price guide is also included.
It contains so much information at such a reasonable price, we can honestly say
that mentioning his book here is less of an advertisement and more of a public