Dinghy Motor 101

Just like cooking, I am now working on gathering all the ingredients together to give my 1976 Evinrude 10 hp one last good tuneup before we head south of the border.  This morning’s visit was to Sunset marine in El Cajon, California where no one blinked an eye commenting on how old my motor is.

These guys have every part in stock. $250 later plus my discount we are now ready.


Ready for a Cioppino lunch on a hot and now muggy 84 degree weather. Earlier it was 94 degrees in San Diego, who knew? Now my dilemma after eating that meal; cool down in my air conditioned cabin or start installing that hardware in the picture. You get the picture, don’t you? Naturally I had a Samuel Adams with the hot and spicey Cioppino and two corn tortillas. If the first mate wouldn’t have taken off before properly outfitting this galley with anything chocolate I probably would’ve torn into it by now.

Rest and cool off with the slight chance of dozing off while in an air conditioned room on a soothing rocking bay or……. no need to say more.


All the parts needed for a major tuneup.


These are just the parts needed for the impeller kit.  Ryan is going to show me how to change out the impeller.


And so today I return to Sunset Marine 9/14/2015, these guys are great, not only do they admit they sold me a wrong gasget but, swap it out immediately and I leave with two free parts.


Note the much neededsaltawat on the old thermostat.

About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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