never buying another Johnson


Stupid motor only lasted 25 yrs. /sarc

Is piston supposed to look like this?

Appears to have eaten a ring. Inside of head looks like tip of piston.

Old girl ran like a top for a long time. Never failed to get me home. Not one time.

Guess it's time to start researching repower options.


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17' Henry O Hornet w/ Johnson 88 spl
26' Palmer Scott project hull
14' Bentz-Craft w/ Yamaha 25
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thats the flaw in your argument...
max RPM is not constant.
if you had unlimited horsepower, max RPM would be limited only by the rev limiter.
You do not have unlimited horsepower.
changing the prop pitch changes the load on the engine.

think of it like riding a 10 speed bike up a slight hill
you are the engine.
you have a limited amount of power.
if you try to ride that bike in 10th gear, your RPMs are going to be much slower than if you change to 1st gear.
same engine, same bike, same hill, changing the gear( the prop pitch) will change the speed at which you can pedal (prop rpms)


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