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    Tinman

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    #194888

    Don’t have much to go on. Have not seen in person. Looking maybe to purchase this. Seller says used in military? Any ideas or thoughts on motor?

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    David Bartlett
    David Bartlett

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    #194893

    It is a military version of a Johnson RD. 25hp with a heavy duty long shaft. Great running motor.

    David Bartlett
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    "I don't fully understand everything I know!"

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    reivertom

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    #194895

    I’d buy it.

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    jp53-n

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    #194907

    I know where another one is if anyone is interested. I just saw it in a consignment shop last week.

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    outboardnut
    outboardnut

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    #194946

    Can a regular lower unit be attached to it?

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    Tinman

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    #194973

    What were they asking? Trying to establish a fair price on motor. The one I’m looking at comes with spare parts ,tank,hose, I know I need to check condition and everything but how rare are they?

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    kirkp

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    #194992

    I never thought I’d be promoting anything with facebook but there is a group there where their thing is this type of motor.
    Kirk

    seakaye12
    seakaye12

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    #195017

    I never thought I’d be promoting anything with facebook but there is a group there where their thing is this type of motor.
    Kirk

    Kirkp; What is the name of the Facebook Group?

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    green-thumbs

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    #195081

    The Marine raid on Makin Island in August 1942 had difficulty with the
    outboard motors. That may have led to development of motors more
    adapted to military needs as well as the service department in the
    chest with the motor,
    Louis

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    joecb

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    #195094

    If you had been fortunate enough to have attended the 2018 Constantine meet that was chaired by GLC member Kevin Van Oirschot you would have learned all about military Outboards. The Meet theme that year was “Outboards and the Military. On display were meny military purposed outboards from both US and axis powers. Of the many display items, one in particular I found especially interesting. The unclassified US Army Engineer report on the crossing of the Rhine River in March 1945. The Army Engineers were making darn sure that when General Patton’ s forces reached the river they would get across without delay. A massive assemblage of equipment was on hand, including 300 “Storm Boats” and 910 outboard motors. 660 Johnson POs and 250 Evinrude Big Fours. Check out the inventory list from the annex of the report.
    The motor in the OP is later vintage 1950’s
    Joe B

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    Tinman

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    #195099

    All interesting information! Looking forward to looking at this motor. Sounds like something I would like to have. May not be a lot of them out there.

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    kirkp

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    #195108

    Seakaye12, it is called the Evinrude/Johnson Military Outboards group

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    jp53-n

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    #195130

    I have no idea, I didn’t ask.

    What were they asking? Trying to establish a fair price on motor. The one I’m looking at comes with spare parts ,tank,hose, I know I need to check condition and everything but how rare are they?

    Mumbles
    Mumbles

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    #195139

    A few years ago these motors came up on the old blue boards and I’m sure it was mentioned these motors were still in service as far as the late sixties.Maybe later.

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