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Old 10-10-2016   #31
 
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69 lbs on the x,extralong 6hp 4 stroke ,my 20 mec 4 stroke 2016 is 130 lbs and feels like a lot more but its also e,xtra long with pull and elect,start and powertrim,I think you can get it down to 116,118 lbs without the bells and whistle's

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Old 10-11-2016   #32
 
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Last Aug on Deso. 5 boats 18 people and a 7.5 hp merc long shaft on the first day. Running the motor about 3/4 throttle we used about 3 gallons of gas. Running full out only gained us another 1/3 mph. Average mph was 5.75 and hit over 10 in a few spots according to the GPS. Love the black oar!
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Last Aug on Deso. 5 boats 18 people and a 7.5 hp merc long shaft on the first day. Running the motor about 3/4 throttle we used about 3 gallons of gas. Running full out only gained us another 1/3 mph. Average mph was 5.75 and hit over 10 in a few spots according to the GPS. Love the black oar!
Hey ThinkSnow, did we run Deso at the same time and talk about my raft pads?
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Old 10-12-2016   #34
 
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Hey ThinkSnow, did we run Deso at the same time and talk about my raft pads?
HA yes totally! I was thinking the same thing when I read your tread. How cool is that.
I'm super impressed with your sleeping pads and your ingenuity. Great job and keep up the inventiveness. Maybe we'll share the same stretch of river again. I'll recognize the pads!

If I ski Alta this year I'll send you a PM and maybe we could share a chair too.

Cheers
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Sounds good. Small community in a big old country.
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Old 10-13-2016   #36
 
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We just got a Lehr 5 HP LS to do the Diamond section after everyone else took off a DC. This is our first outboard ever and we are total fans of this thing. It was such a joy to motor along in the sun, drinking a beverage, and enjoying the scenery. I never realized how much of the scenery I was missing while oaring. My wife oared more of the upper section this time and I had more time to look around. What a treat. We did run into a strong upstream wind around Quartermaster and dropped the bimini. We saw another group that looked like they might be struggling with the wind. Glad we had the motor. I definitely hit one of the sand bars a time or two. I need to re figure the transom to be able to till the motor forward when the bimini is stowed.

My wife scoured the internet for a used Lehr and she found one in WI. It had less than an hour on it, so we were following break in procedures while motoring. We averaged about 6 mph and use about a 1 lb. of propane per hour. I ordered a 12' hose from Tejas Smokers and strapped our 10 lb. tank on the front cow catcher of our cat frame to keep weight balanced somewhat.

I'm interested to hear more about pusher props. What makes them different from standrad props? The Lehr currently has a 7-1/4'' three blade prop.
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Old 10-13-2016   #37
 
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Flatter angle to the blade, since your speed is slower
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Old 10-14-2016   #38
 
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Thanks a.a.t.o. Are most prop shafts on these smaller motors the same? Any suggestions on where to look for one and how does one determine the size?
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Old 10-14-2016   #39
 
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I would suggest the same size prop 7 1/4" but a lesser pitch. So if you have a 19 degree pitch you want to drop to a 17 or 15 degree pitch. And a 4 blade.

Correct me if I'm wrong anyone I'm shooting from the hip.

googled 5 hp pusher prop and got this in a couple seconds.
Boat Propellers, Stainless Steel Boat Props - Discount Propeller
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Thanks. That makes sense. I'll check it out. We have plenty of time. Really don't need it till April.
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