Lehr 5HP outboard motor, slightly used, runs great, have video of it running today. Cool little motor ready to go. Specifications of Lehr 5 HP Outboard. Weight: 52.8 lbs (long).
Fuel tank: 16.4 "camping bottle" propane or external propane tank. Starts easily when cold or warm without a choke. Eliminates problems of gasoline with 10% ethanol (such as using preservative additives to prevent the normal degradation over time). No mixing of oil in gasoline (in 2-stroke outboards).
No sparkplug fouling or engine flooding. Convenience of using inexpensive (refillable) propane bottles inserted directly into outboard housing (or larger external tank).No smoke, gasoline exhaust fumes, or gasoline smells. No need to filter fuel. Propane is readily available and generally cheaper than gasoline. Fewer harmful emissions - better for the environment.
Fuel: Propane (LPG) Fuel Tank Type: 16.4oz. With a standard Coleman propane bottle screwed into its fitting in the casing, the motor started right up on the second pull (later in use, it always started on the first pull once the propane had pressurized the system). It was as quiet as any new 4-stroke and ran very smoothly at any RPM.
Since the owner's manual did not prescribe a break-in period or process, as with other new outboards. While a 5 HP outboard is often used to power a dinghy or small aluminum boat, this model was tested on a 19-foot sailboat, the West Wight Potter 19. This boat weighs 1225 lbs and has a maximum hull speed of about 5.5 knots.The Lehr 5 HP easily pushed it along at 5 knots at a fuel-efficient half-throttle or less. This outboard can be expected to power any craft as well as any 5 HP gasoline outboard. Others have reported that the engine can power a 12-foot aluminum skiff at about the same speed, with a half-throttle fuel consumption as high as 24 mpg. At full throttle, as with a gasoline outboard, fuel efficiency drops radically, as low as 3 mpg. Overall, this small motor is very impressive in functioning and ease of use and no problems have been experienced in its first season of use. Propane as a fuel has no downside, as it is both better for the environment and offers several advantages over gasoline, but the user needs to be aware of two practical issues. First, because propane is heavier than air, the fuel should not be stored inside a boat where, if a leak developed, it could fill a closed space and become a risk for explosion. The small propane bottles are easily stored in a boat's cockpit or open space, however, and the larger marine propane tanks are built to be kept outside so there is no reason to put it below. The owner just needs to remember this risk. A second practical issue, particularly for boaters using the smaller camp-size propane bottles, is that it is more difficult, compared to a gasoline outboard, to estimate remaining fuel. If the bottle runs empty, it can be replaced in less than 30 seconds, but if one is alone on the boat in an area of shoals, strong currents, or other hazards, even that short time can be too long to let the boat drift unattended while changing the fuel. Ensuring you're never surprised in such a situation, however, is as easy as being aware of the fuel consumption by vessel and keeping track of time to estimate remaining fuel. With a simple kitchen scale you can determine, before starting up, how much fuel remains in a partly full bottle.
It's easy to keep several of these small bottles on board to avoid running out. An adaptor is available for refilling most bottles from a larger propane tank , such as the standard 20 lb tank used in most home grills. The item "Lehr 5HP Outboard Engine Motor 4 Stroke Propane Gas- Runs Great have video" is in sale since Sunday, July 25, 2021.This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Boat Parts\Outboard Engines & Components\Complete Outboard Engines". The seller is "daheh" and is located in Cocoa, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.