Electric start for a 25hp 2 smoke merc.

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Lil_Tate, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Lil_Tate

    Lil_Tate Well-Known Member

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    Best place to get one price wise?  Are they difficult to install?

    Looked on crowley. Looks spensive.

    Any place to get them on the cheap?
    Serial number is 1B109816.
    Thanks
     
  2. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    I am all ears on this one

    ring gear , starter , solinoid eveything else homemade Still stupid expensive ...
     

  3. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Search Evilbay. Seen 'em on there for $200-ish. Still not cheap...

    'Lectric start means another battery or you'll be pull starting it anyways at the end of the day.

    -T
     
  4. Yoreese

    Yoreese I Love microskiff.com!

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    Electric start next best thing to sliced bread! I use one group 27 battery and a 55# TM can fish all day and it will still start the motor. Even if you did run the battery dead you can always pull start it but never have in the last 6 years.
     
  5. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    I had a Yamaha 15 Hp that was Electric start only ... Thought That Was Weird !
     
  6. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    my new yamaha 20hp is electric start only, it does come with an emergency rope so you can take the cowling off and start it in a bind.
     
  7. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Can you retrofit a pull start ?

    I did on the 15 ...
     
  8. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I suppose, but I don't see a point to it.
     
  9. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    Remember to include the price of a flywheel in the cost, if you need one. I have converted several small motors to electric start and I think almost all had to have the flywheel changed. Another problem I encountered is model years and starter gears can be different. The gear in the starter must have the right amount/spacing of the gear teeth. I.E. an 88 johnson has an 11 tooth starter gear where a 87 or earlier has only 9 teeth. This is an example and fictitious as I can't remember when and where the change took place and Merc may not have an issue.

    Good luck with it,
    Frank_S
     
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