Evinrude 4 hp cord broke

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by jtgriffin, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. jtgriffin

    jtgriffin I Love microskiff.com!

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    Hey guys, I finally had a chance to go fishing the other day and on the third pull, my cord broke. I have an 89 evinrude 4 hp on a 13 Gheenoe. Any tips on fixing this before I pull it apart? Also, where should I get a new rope from? Does it have to be a special "marine" rope?
     
  2. Brett

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    Not hard. YouTube vid out there to watch if you look.
    The rope needs to be tougher than the standard paracord.
    I get mine at the local lawnmower repair shop.
     

  3. jtgriffin

    jtgriffin I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks Brett. Ill keep looking for a good you tube vid. Will score a cord from a local lawn mower shop.
     
  4. jtgriffin

    jtgriffin I Love microskiff.com!

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    Brett, thanks for the help and more importantly just giving me confidence to do it. I took it apart and the recoil stayed in place so it was just a matter of putting on a new cord. Wasn't tough at all and it's good as new (for an ole 89 evinrude ;D)

    Thanks again!!!