outboard starter

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by mihari, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. mihari
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    mihari Junior Member

    Hi all,

    I searched around (not too much) and have found no outboard motor under 15HP with an electric starter.

    Does anyone know of any model out there with an electric start?
    Can a conventional outboard with hand crank be modified to have a starter? Has anybody done it?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. liki
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    liki Senior Member

    Atleast Honda and Mercury have 10hp models with electric start.
     
  3. mihari
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    mihari Junior Member

  4. liki
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    liki Senior Member

    Local differences perhaps? Under specifications manual/electric starting is listed, also for 8hp model.

    Here the local importer lists the following models with electric start: BF10 SHSU/LHSU, SRU/LRU and BF 8 SHSU/LHSU models. H for tiller, R for remote control.
     
  5. mihari
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    mihari Junior Member

    thank you very much... I will look into that... RC is also required...
     

  6. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    Lifting the hood quickly reveals if there is a hole pattern for the starter motor next to the flywheel. Small Mercury engines have it. They are produced by Tohatsu, probably other Japanese engines can be retrofitted if your local importer doesn't stock electric starting models.
     
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