messing about in boats

She Lives!

Posted in General Boating Stuff by Joseph Moore on May 15, 2010
Archimedes Penta 3.9hp Outboard

Archimedes Penta 3.9hp Outboard

Thoroughly productive afternoon getting my old Archimedes Penta 3.9hp outboard to run. A new spark plug and a fabulous polyester filler bodge on the fuel valve and she fired into life after half a dozen or so pulls of the cord. Blue smoke everywhere!

There’s not much out there about these engines other than they’re ridiculously simple and often compared to the British Seagull. The one huge bonus is that there’s no exposed flywheel to do yourself a mischief on and it seems ever so slightly quieter, though that might just be my wishful thinking…

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