My business was
founded in 2010 when I inherited a 1970 Johnson 9.5hp motor with
matching 14' Starcraft aluminum after sitting since 1987 complete with
a pine tree growing from the original mahogany bench seat and about
100lbs of rotting, slimy pine needles. Countless hours later rehabbing
both boat and motor, I spent that summer on the water and the rest is
My personal vessels are powered by my inventory including a 1967 20hp
Johnson, 1980 35 Johnson, 1992 70hp Johnson, 1993 140
Johnson. They work just fine. They didn't when I
first acquired them, but with service work, they are
reliable daily drivers and ones I enjoy using. I travel regularly
with my boats throughout the northeast and run my personal motors the
way they should.
There's no reason
why you can't enjoy the same experience out of a used motor, so long as
you're willing to care for it and learn a little bit about them as an
operator. You don't have to be a mechanic, you just have to be
willing to understand the basics, no different than caring for a lawn
mower, weed wacker, or chain saw.
If you have an old motor that needs fixing, I'll do what I can to help
you. I am also an
active member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club (AOMCI).
Enjoying a beautiful
day on lake champlain in my 14' aluminum cruising at 30mph!
a 1968 Evinrude Angler.
motors have the following repairs performed:
Compression Test, functional test (proper shifting, swivel, acceptable
tilt/trim, various knobs, etc), mechanical component replacement
(cranks, bearings, levers, gears, seals, etc)
- Fuel System: Pump, lines, carburetor
cleaned/rehabbed as needed
- Ignition System: spark gap strength
evaluated, components replaced as necessary (CDI &
- Cooling System: Impeller
& thermostat serviced as needed, electronic thermometer evaluation
for proper function (supercedes original OEM evaluations)
- Gearcase: LOAD and BOAT tested as needed,
seals tested, oil changed - proper testing is carried out on an actual
Fuel & Ignition systems syncronized for best economy and idling;
motors run under typical conditions to evaluate real-world performance
- Cosmetics: Most motors are repainted with
Moeller marine paint that resists oil & gasoline exposure and make
aren't made available until I feel comfortable using them personally.
- Demonstrated working
properly at all throttle
- Sales agreement (must
be completed before final
- Operators Manual
- Questions answered
- 30-day free tune ups
if needed* (click for exclusions)
- DOES NOT "flip" motors.
- Works predominently on OMC
outboards (Johnson, Evinrude, Gale, Sea-King, Etc).
- Provides light weight, reliable,
reconditioned 2-stroke motors to customers.
- Expects you to read the operator manual
for the motor you purchase, and use appropriate care and usage with the
Buy From Runner Outboards?
get to buy a motor that you know what has been done to it and it's
motors weigh 30-50% less than 4-stroke motors
motors have more power per cycle, and many less moving parts
cost of a used outboard is about 75% less than a new outboard
are readily available for a used outboard, and replacing
used components generally costs less
motors run, and run, and run with appropriate normal care and
- If you're more
interested in reliability than cosmetics, then a used outboard is the
way to go
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