Mystery outboard

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Mystery outboard

Post by cookie1 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:27 pm

Can anyone identify this one ? Pretty sure its not a Sea Bee , nothing like any of the others I have . Cheers
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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by Charles uk » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:33 pm

Don't bet your life on this, but that finned exhaust looks a mid 50's Jap powered Tidemaster.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by cookie1 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:26 pm

Thanks Charles , I was just looking in The old outboard book , could it be a Sea Chief ? I found this pic on an old gumtree listing , they were selling it as a Sea Chief
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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by Charles uk » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:35 pm

Didn't the Jap powered Sea Chief have a chrome tube drive shaft & exhaust not a fancy cast one?
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by cookie1 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:40 pm

Not sure , the picture in the book was a illustration / advert so was hard to tell . I searched google images and found a few like above , couldn't find a pic of a Tidemaster . I wonder if the leg was originally red , I see traces underneath .

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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by cookie1 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:48 pm

Just remembered this thread. viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6738

This motor also similar but meatier transom bracket

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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by Ferrier120 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:14 am

Found a couple of images from sales leaflets (sorry if the quality is not very good) - transom bracket is the main difference
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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by cookie1 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:36 pm

Thanks for the information , interesting ! The two motors are almost identical but as you say the bracket is different .I'm wondering if mine is an earlier model or possibly just had another stuck on it at some time . A new species for the collection anyway 😊

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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by Charles uk » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:35 pm

Look at the skeg.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by cookie1 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:14 pm

Good point Charles , what's your thoughts now ?

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Re: Mystery outboard

Post by Ozzmotorz » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:50 am

It’s hard to tell, but it looks like a Seachief to me🤔

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