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    RICK PENNO

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    #171442

    I am a new member from the lake of the ozarks in Mo.
    I picked up a water witch 571-10 last week and I am looking for a copy of a service manual.
    Also looking for the front lower part of the cowel and a nice prop for this motor.
    Any help and guidance would be appreciated, thanks in advance, Rick.

    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #171443


    There was an Operator/Parts manual that shows up
    on eBay from time to time. There isn’t a service
    manual. The front cover is difficult to get on and off.
    It is also easily damaged so a great number of them have
    been thrown away over time. Now there has become
    a strong demand for them for people who want a complete
    motor. A nice front cover can sell for more than a motor.
    They sold a ton of these so there is still a bunch around,
    often in deplorable condition, so its possible you might
    find one with a usable front cover. Except for the gas tanks
    and cover parts are plentiful.

    Waterwitch-1

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    lloyd

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    #171453

    I have an MB 571-10 “Mae West” Waterwitch. As Tubs said, the tanks and front cover are the hardest parts to find in good condition. The tanks are usually dented up from lying on their sides and front cover often missing. I found a nice cosmetic example about 10 years ago, with undented tanks, front cover complete with emblem, etc. But the flywheel turned freely, and I assumed that the connecting rod was broken, so eventually I found a parts motor with a good powerhead, but no tanks or other cosmetic parts. Last year I finally got around to taking them both apart and reassembled a complete motor that looks, starts, pumps water, and runs great! Turns out the connecting rod on the first motor was not just broken but missing altogether. I plan to show and run the motor at the Traverse City, Michigan meet in May.

    The gearcase and water pump mechanism in the lower unit is crazy unusual with a cam and one way ball valve to pump water up to the powerhead. Sorry that I don’t have any photos, but if I can help, just call me at 231-929-7479. I am a very slow typer.

    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #171504


    I was given this twin. It was in poor condition
    but its a 1936 (MB-20) which is a motor that
    I would consider rare. I had a 1937 (571-20) which
    I had restored as much as I could meaning the tanks
    came out better than average. This was the first tank
    I had tried to restore. Took me forever. Several things
    that remain in the tanks I could remove today. I
    cannibalized the 1937 to save the 36 although the tiller
    and the rear stands are incorrect. Those parts are unique
    to the 36. The exhaust, front cover, and the port cylinder
    are just some of the others that are unique to the MB-20.
    1890 were manufactured but few survive so there is
    little chance I will find the tiller or the stands but part of
    this hobby is always having something your looking for.
    The bottom picture is the pump that Lloyd has described.

    MB-20

    MB-20-pump

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    RICK PENNO

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    #171520

    Thanks guys for the feed back.Tubs, very nice job on the restoration, I have a few dings in my tanks, any suggestions?

    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #171545


    If all you have are a few dings you are very lucky.
    I used air, heat, body hammer, sanding block & paper,
    and I have a few years experience working metal.

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    RICK PENNO

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    #171548

    Any interest in working on mine, I can send pictures so you can see what shape it is in.

    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #171586

    Not me. I have plenty to do. There is a club member
    who will repair them. His fee is $250.00. They are gorgeous
    when they are done. His name is Phillip Gatzow. You can
    find him in the Membership Roster or the Directory. Here
    are some samples of his work.

    Phill-G

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    RICK PENNO

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    #171793

    Thanks Tubs, I will contact him.

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    kirkp

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    #171955

    Waterwitch outboards are cool motors! I have a 1936 single that I hope to start on “someday”. I emailed Phil awhile back and $250 covers dent removal. He charges $175 for polishing and $35 for cleaning inside and out in preparation for welding which you could most likely do yourself.
    Kirk

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    kirkp

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    #172049

    Hey Tubs. Wondering if by chance you have ever scanned your manual? I’ve been looking for one for my MB10 but no luck. Know yours is a different model but should be close enough to show how it breaks down.
    Kirk

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    wbeaton

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    #172055

    You can order a copy of the correct manual at waterwitch.net
    The site hasn’t been updated in awhile. We purchased several things from him last winter.

    Wayne
    Upper Canada Chapter

    uccaomci.com

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    kirkp

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    #172061

    Thanks Wayne. I’ll check that out.
    Kirk

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    john-h

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    #208395

    I communicated with Phil earlier this year. He has “retired” from working on other folk’s motors.

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