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One for the single ladies

  1. Aug 12, 2008 #1

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    Here it is! The ultimate dowry if you want to land a fisherman. The elusive Evinrude Lightwin 3. Three horsepower, and with mostly aluminum construction, it's only 33 lbs. It has a self-contained fuel tank and will troll for hours and hours on a fill-up. It can push a pretty heavy boat, but it really shines on the Grumman Sport Boat and other light aluminum boats. I just got this back from my buddy - he replaced the water pump and the coils, and cleaned and rebuilt the carb. The lower-end isn't rusty, that's just residue from the water in his test-barrel. He had some trouble getting parts, since the motor is almost 50 years old, but it's back running smooth and strong. Now for some fall-fishing in remote ponds.

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  3. Aug 12, 2008 #2

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    That probably says it all right there.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2008 #3

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    Perfect for getting a guy who's almost 50 but runs smooth and strong, with a lower end that isn't rusty, and can troll for hours on a fill-up :redface: .
     
  5. Aug 12, 2008 #4
    oh--boy--nice, built-in prop guard even


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    (my comment sounds a little 'odd' posted just after lisab's)
     
  6. Aug 12, 2008 #5

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    Ooh! I think you've hit the demographic. :approve: Been trying to get Evo to pick up one of these beauties so I can get her hitched. It would help if she would stay injury-free so she could lug the motor and a fuel-can (counterbalance) down the 1/2 mile trail to Lost Pond while her new hubby follows along with the tackleboxes, rods, and cooler. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Aug 12, 2008 #6

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    My father and I used to use this motor and a light aluminum boat in a VERY rocky pond on the flanks of Bald Mountain. Even that nice little skeg wasn't enough to protect the prop unless you hit a rock pretty much head-on, so we took some brazing rod and cut a bunch of brass shear-pins instead of using the standard steel ones. Worked great!
     
  8. Aug 12, 2008 #7
    I've been stranded for hours because I forgot to bring extras


    I miss having a boat
     
  9. Aug 12, 2008 #8

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    We always kept extras in the tackle-boxes. We'd make our own from soft iron (box nails or finish-nails cut to length) and use the brass ones in rocky places for better prop protection. I got stranded in a remote part of the Kennebec River one time. I was fly-fishing and didn't bring the tackle-box with the lures and spinners (AND the shear-pins). Duh! Tied up the boat walked to the nearest road and hitched a ride back to town, so I could get shear pins to get back home. The problem was that there had been a brass shear pin in the prop, and when I beached the boat to stop and do some wade-fishing during a mayfly hatch, the skeg dug into the light sand/gravel and the contact with the prop was enough to shear the brass pin. Kind of a rookie move, seeing as I was probably 18 at the time and knew better.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2008 #9

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    Hey, that looks just like the kind of motor they have on boats in horror movies...the ones where some monster is chasing them and they pull and pull and pull the cord and nothing happens but a few sputters. :biggrin: Hopefully yours is more reliable if you're getting chased by a monster.
     
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    That little rascal is as reliable as all get-out, and I can start it with a pull or two. Unless, of course, monsters are coming for me - then it would refuse to fire. Oh, wait! Doesn't that happen to teenagers who have sex early in the movie? I'll be safe.
     
  13. Aug 12, 2008 #12

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    I want this:

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  14. Aug 12, 2008 #13
    So you can play video games while you wait?
     
  15. Aug 12, 2008 #14

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    Does it have internet access? You could PF while you fish.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2008 #15

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    MINE- MINE -MINE!!!!

    Ok, I've bagged a Moose, I have an outboard motor. What's next? I want to be hitched before Christmas turbo!!
     
  17. Aug 12, 2008 #16

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    Down, Evo! That's mine, mine, mine!! I'm already married and have no chance of a nice lady offering me one of these.

    You'll have to haunt lawn sales and garage sales if you want one. Think retired people. Anybody who bought one of these new is now 70+. I have a friend about my age with a Grumman Sport Boat and a small Johnson, and he's been eyeing this little Evinrude for decades. His older brother taught me how to build fly rods, and that was nice, but I don't owe him THAT much. Hands off the Lightwin!
     
  18. Aug 12, 2008 #17

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    It's a little sonar for finding the fishies.

    Lisa, I think you have a great product idea.
     
  19. Aug 12, 2008 #18

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    I'm sorry but that just sounded really, really funny. :rofl: Bad MIH!
     
  20. Aug 12, 2008 #19

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    3 hp pfft :rolleyes:. You'll never pull anyone with that. Now this is an outboard. :biggrin:

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  21. Aug 12, 2008 #20

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    OMG, MIH!!! I'm on a phone conference, with a phone that doesn't have a mute button -- don't make me laugh!
     
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