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Re: homemade outboard

Bought another drill (not a craftsman, I buy the cheapies) and bit and managed to finish the holes. I used slower speed, lots of oil and patience and it drilled right through. Glad that is done. Amazing how much stuff you have to think about when drilling steel, like what you said about its losing its tempering. That string idea is great, I will just take it to the auto parts store and compare until I get a close match. Cant wait to get the belt on and start it up to see if it turns the lower shaft ok and hope that the things doesnt shake itself to pieces. I searched ebay for a 6hp evinrude (is your 6 an evinrude?), no luck. I looked at Iboats.com, guessed that the was 1980 then 1970, the prices were $70-$100-no huge savings there. maybe you can buy some cheap props from ebay within a couple of horsepower then bore them out to fit your shaft or weld it on -maybe not it would be a shame to wreck that motor. What happened to your 6 hp prop by the way? Updated photos below.

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