Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

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Seakaye12
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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby Seakaye12 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:51 am

There were Electric Start Gale/Sea King motors 12HP. If you can post your model number it will help determine if your particular 12HP can be retro-fitted assuming you can find the parts.

Here's one in my neck of the woods.....
https://offerup.com/item/detail/453479219/

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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby 2Fast4Me » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:13 pm

Evil twin, i wonder if that flywheel still has prior torque? Garry-i asked the question if a kick start could be implemented for an engine test stand and you posted the same response then (your memory is holding up rather well sir). I still need to develop a solution. This reply may not help Paul though.

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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby paulfromYork » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:17 pm

FrankR wrote:Anything is possible if you have enough money to have something custom manufactured. But no, there is no stock off-the-shelf compression relief system for that motor.

Still waiting for the model number.


MODEL # 66-9016A I think it's a '54.

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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby bobw » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:33 pm

Maybe GG-9016A? A 1954-55 Sea King model?
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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby FrankR » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:20 pm

Not a good candidate. First, you would need a different flywheel. Then you would need a different recoil starter. Then the different recoil may not work on the cylinder block. Then the integral gas tank gotta go. Later style cowlings might not work(???). And then there is all the gotchas that I'm not thinking about.

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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby FrankR » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Get yourself a 9.9hp Evinrude or Johnson with factory electric start. But NOT a 1974-76 lemon.

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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby paulfromYork » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:16 pm

Thanks for all the thoughts and help. Garry, I am interested in the "Rube Goldberg" starter you mentioned. I don't really NEED a boat or a motor. I've only fished several times in my whole life. These are toys! But what fun toys! I am the type of guy that might have come up with the 6 pulley remote starter on my own if I had thought of it. Oh, to be younger and stronger again.

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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby PugetSoundBoater » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:29 pm

Wow! I sure as heck would not use the kick start method shown in the YouTube video of the Yamaha, especially in the water.
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Re: Can a Hard Pull be remedied for an old man?

Postby auldscott » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:19 pm

It might be a little tricky in your 12 foot tinny, but I know it can be done. Stand with one foot aft of the rear seat and one foot forward. Lean sideways toward the motor and grab the starter handle with both hands. Simultaneously and somewhat forcefully, lean toward the bow and pull with both arms. Your legs do most of the work.

Not good if you have a bad back that can't handle any twisting at all but there is not a lot of twisting involved.


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