August 12, 2020 at 4:03 pm #211447
Have two Johnson PO outboards that belonged to my father. They haven’t been started in a few years (thinking about 5 or so) and would like to sell them. Am unsure as to how to exactly proceed as I would like the listing to be accurate, however, I am guessing they would need some TLC/tuneup to run. Here are some pictures of them for reference. Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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US Member - 1 Year
Topics: 981August 12, 2020 at 6:45 pm #211467
At the minimum, your should state whether or not they turn over with compression,
or if the engines are stuck.
Also note any missing or broken parts, or welded repairs.
Location will probably dictate the asking price.
They’re fun engines to run, and not worth a fortune, so many in the club would probably buy one.
Put a free For Sale ad on the website’s classifieds.
Prepare to be boarded!
Canada Member - 2 Years
Topics: 89August 12, 2020 at 9:59 pm #211483
Johnson PO’s are quite common and heavy. Both those things negatively affect value. However, the PO makes up for these short comings by being a reliable antique outboard that will put a smile on your face every time you run it. My opinion is to always post as many good quality photos as possible. The model and serial number are on the rope sheave on top of the motor. That will tell us what year your motor is. You can post that info here and we’ll tell you what it is.
The other way to go is to get the motors running yourself and enjoy then. They are surprisingly easy to get running.
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Canada Member - 2 Years
Topics: 432August 13, 2020 at 9:03 am #211522
8:1 fuel mix! Yes, that was eight to one.August 13, 2020 at 11:32 am #211547
Thank you very much for the comments. Much appreciated. I know my father had mentioned they weren’t worth a lot, but am sure he would have wanted someone to enjoy them as he did for so many years. I will check the compression and do a more thorough inspection of the parts. Thinking local is probably best. Thank you again.
US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 21August 13, 2020 at 12:13 pm #211548
Where are you located? That will help generate interest.
As Wayne said, they are heavy, but I find the “Fun to Weight” ratio to be favorable. A total blast to run!
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