Originally Posted by Auminor
This is my first post to this site. I've been lurking for awhile soaking up all the great info on here!
I see its been about 6 months since the last post regarding propane outboards. I'm looking to buy a 5 to 6hp motor for a 15ft Williwaw, 20" shaft I think. I'm curious if the propane powered motors are still working out well for those who have them. Are there any starting issues with them in cooler weather, say 60 F or so?
I have a Tohatsu 25 inch shaft propane outboard that I've used on my Avon Pro, a 16 foot Hyside cat, and my 18 foot Briggs Dory, all in all it's got about 20 hours on it and I have nothing but praise. No gas smell, quieter than a 2 stroke, and a little quieter than a Honda 5 HP, couple of pulls to fire it initially, then starts on the first pull after that. Did have an issue firing it on it's first run, took about 3 minutes of pulling to start it, but since then it fires right up. They aren't cheap like the Lehr, so you DO get what you pay for. Highly recommend the Tohatsu !!