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Question: Outboard threw a rod... #7458834
01/12/22 09:06 PM
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beaverpeeler Offline OP
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I've got a Yamaha 15 short shaft and it apparently threw a rod today on the river. Can something like that be fixed or do I need to go shopping for a new motor.

Thanks for those mechanically inclined and your good advice.


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458840
01/12/22 09:08 PM
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it can be fixed but it may cost as much as a used one. But todays 7% inflation(lol according to joe) who knows

Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458843
01/12/22 09:11 PM
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Call Marks Mercs in Salem. If its fixable hell be able to tell you and a good shop to get it fixed.



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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458865
01/12/22 09:23 PM
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It is dang hard to find a used short shaft in the HP I need. We will see. Thanks Spotted, I'll give them a call.


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458874
01/12/22 09:31 PM
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Did it kick a hole in the side of the block?

Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458883
01/12/22 09:36 PM
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No.


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458889
01/12/22 09:38 PM
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Just curious, how old, 2 stroke or 4?


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458922
01/12/22 10:02 PM
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Prolly won't be worth fixing unless you can get a donor motor for parts.


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458930
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4 stroke. I think it's a 99 I bought it in 2010 and it had less than 50 hrs on it then.

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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459165
01/13/22 06:43 AM
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I think you should put an electric motor on it.


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459188
01/13/22 07:46 AM
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In this country I think a new 15hp 4 stroke would run well north of 2 grand maybe 3? Id look hard at finding a fix.

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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459195
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You say it "threw a rod"

Are you mechanically inclined?
What makes you think it is a rod?

If you have limited experience or mechanical ability take it to a shop and let them diagnose, could be something easily fixable or at least cheaper than a thrown rod.

If it did throw a rod you will need a block and some more parts I would imagine once it is torn down and assessed

Here is a link to parts (quick google search) find part(s) you need if you can verify problem and parts needed for repair.
Once you have part numbers, search by part number for best prices.
That is what I do when working on truck, ATV,tractor, etc. Have not worked on boat motor in a long time

Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459200
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I once bought a parts saw that was "locked up".
The starter rope was tangled around the recoil.
Only bad news was I still needed a part for the original.





Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: BTLowry] #7459448
01/13/22 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BTLowry
You say it "threw a rod"

Are you mechanically inclined?
What makes you think it is a rod?

If you have limited experience or mechanical ability take it to a shop and let them diagnose, could be something easily fixable or at least cheaper than a thrown rod.

If it did throw a rod you will need a block and some more parts I would imagine once it is torn down and assessed

Here is a link to parts (quick google search) find part(s) you need if you can verify problem and parts needed for repair.
Once you have part numbers, search by part number for best prices.
That is what I do when working on truck, ATV,tractor, etc. Have not worked on boat motor in a long time

Nope, I am not mechanically inclined. I talked to service dept managers at two different marinas and one of them said it sounded like that to him, but nobody knows until they take a look at it today.
A big concern is I have 34 traps out on the river that I need to get to so time is of the essence.
I was just trying to get an idea for maybe what i might be up against.
As far as prices go short shaft outboards 15's or 20's are hard to find used around here. I saw a Suzuki Short Shaft 15 for sale on craigslist for $1500 about 90 miles away from where I live. Might be an option.

Thanks for your comments BT


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459475
01/13/22 01:16 PM
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Just got a call from the service dept. Cracked block. The parts and labor would be over $2000 so it looks like I'm looking for another outboard.


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459553
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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459756
01/13/22 05:37 PM
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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459762
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Not to turn this into a covid thread but;
Most of the small lodges in Canada that have motors are using the 15 Yami's if they are on small lakes and every 2 nd year they send them back to the dealers and ship up new ones. but because they have not been used much in the last 2 summers the lodges are holding onto them now because of little use.
Always helpful to know some of the mechanics as they go through them as they could spot the gems.

Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7459816
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To the OP ,

Some tips when hunting for another outboard.

If you are having problems finding a short shaft engine , consider a long shaft engine the same as yours and swap the lower unit from your blown engine if that may open up your search a bit.

Also , some 10hp & 15hp engines are almost the same with the only difference being the carburetor.

So if you find a 10hp long shaft engine on the cheap , you can turn it into a 15hp short shaft with the parts you already have. Opens up your options a bit.


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Re: Question: Outboard threw a rod... [Re: beaverpeeler] #7460275
01/14/22 02:00 AM
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I ended up buying a Suzuki 15 on craigslist for $1500. We will see how that goes.

Many thanks for the thoughtful ideas you guys came up with. Really appreciate it.


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