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My first project (1980 Forester 15') 5 years 10 months ago #110645

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Been looking into starting my first boat project for a while now. Finally found the right boat for the right price. She's a 1980 Forester 15' with a 1950's (I think) Evinrude 40. Picked up for $350. She runs and floats.

It had been sitting behind the guys house, uncovered, for 3 years. Brought it home and starting tearing all the rotten stuff out. Next step will be to get that old motor running.
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Re:My first project (1980 Forester 15') 5 years 10 months ago #110648

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The interior before I cleaned it out.
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After taking a few different sized brushes and some bleach to the top and a pressure washer to the bottom.
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Looking good!!! Motor is '60's vintage, post model and serial numbers for exact I.D. On a plate riveted to the motor's transom clamp bracket.

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I looked up the serial number for the motor. Its a 1967 Evinrude 40 Big Twin. From what I've read they seem to be damn good motors.

I am currently having 1 problem with it though. Went to start it today after taking all the proper steps to starting an old motor that hasn't been starting in a long time, and the starter stuck on/engaged even after I turned the key off. Not too sure what that means, but I'm doing some research to figure it out.

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If you mean the gear didn't drop, spray the gear shaft with WD-40. They get sticky if they sit too long.

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No it wasn't that. It ended up being the starter solenoid sticking.

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