Re: [omc-boats] Service manuals on ebay

Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 13:24:41 EST

Hi Lee,
I found out the hard way that the earlier tapered hub prop will fit either
the 4-bolt or 5 bolt cap units. However, the later straight hub props will
not fit the older 4-bolt units. There is not enough clearance for the prop to
turn freely. I have the 4-bolt cap unit on my 1968 boat.
In a message dated 12/25/2005 9:36:10 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
lib1@... writes:

Hi Skip,
IS your drive a four-bolt top cap or five bolt top cap? My guess is the
4-bolt cap units pretty much went away went away for 1967. One main difference is
the earlier drives incoporated an extra oil pump running of the lower gear
shaft. The shop manuals didn't change as much year to year as did the actual
illustrated (exploded view) part books. In my experience, having the factory
parts manual is also very helpful, to visualize how everything goes together.
Also, as far as I can tell, there is nothing that prevent the early tapered
hub props and later-style "straight" hub props from interchanging among all
years, except for the torpedo-style 88/90-hp, 2-stroke V4m which shared their
props with the 60-75-80-90 hp 1960-1967 V4 outboards? Anyone else paid
attention to their prop's hub style?
Happy Holidays.....

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Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2005 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [omc-boats] Service manuals on ebay

I don't know if this makes a difference, but I have a 1968 Evinrude
Sportsman 155. It has the older outdrive that requires the props with a tapered hub
that were supposed to come on the 1967 and older boats. I can only
speculate, but they probably used the older units until they ran out of them in early
1968. If that is not the case, then a previous owner of my boat must have
changed out the newer one for the older one, although that doesn't make much
sense. I'm wondering to which outdrive the 1968 manual refers.
Skip Redman
So. Calif.


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