JohnsonSeahorse1967-ModelNumber

Johnson 6hp 1967 Outboard Part 1

This is part 1 of a few posts on repairs to the cooling system on my Johnson 6hp 1967 outboard (part 2, part 3, part 4). Here it is as I bought it, sitting on the kicker bracket:

JohnsonSeahorse1967-2StrokeBracket
JohnsonSeahorse1967-2StrokeBracket

I know it’s a 1967 because of the model number CD-24 (D) on the motor.  Note that the Johnson 6hp from 1968 has model number CD-25, and that seems to be the first year in the online supplier databases, but the same service manual covers both (I found it on Scribd):

JohnsonSeahorse1967-ModelNumber
JohnsonSeahorse1967-ModelNumber

I bought the boat the last week of April, broke my foot playing floor hockey a few days later the first week of May, and after a few weeks of recovery I was heading out for the first sail with Bruce Stott of Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd. at the end of June.  I met Bruce Stott doing the Canadian Power and Sail Saanich Peninsula Squadron courses in North Saanich and he’s a great teacher. So anyways, at the end of my dock, on the way to the marina gas dock, we noticed that the outboard wasn’t spitting water and was getting hot.  So I learned about sculling with the tiller / rudder and we turned back to my slip.  This is what the outboard looked like inside the first time we opened it up.  Obviously someone had given it a good overhaul at some point:

JohnsonSeahorse1967-FirstTimeLidOff
JohnsonSeahorse1967-FirstTimeLidOff

This past weekend I worked on the impeller for the first time which I’ll tell you about in part 2!

In advance I’d like to thank James from Highland Outboards (https://www.youtube.com/user/highlandoutboards/about) and also Dean Rispin from Marine Parts Supply (MPS) of Canada at the new location in Nanaimo B.C. (http://www.marinepartssupply.com/contact) for their help with the impeller repairs!

 

 

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