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Johnson K50

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Was that on ebay a couple of weeks ago?
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I found it on Shpock !
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1930. Nice find. Looks like you will need some spare parts.
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Thanks , I believe the bracket might not be too hard to get but maybe not in the UK . If anyone has one I'd be interested
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Is there any movement in any of the parts that should move? looks like it is well seized.

K50 I'm guessing it is 5HP
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I've been told its 8hp although the tank is marked as 12 , apparently thats on all of them . It is fairly stuck overall but I'm optimistic . I just need to approach with caution as any broken bits will be hard to replace
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It is rated for 8 hp. American outboard manufacturers were in the midst of a horsepower race when the Johnson “12” was produced. The Outboard Boating Club of American (OBC) standardized horsepower ratings a few years later and the K-50’s rating was dropped down to a more realistic 8 hp.

I thought the K50 was only produced in 1930, but it seems it was made from 1930-32. If you post the serial number I can tell you the exact year.
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Hi ,

The serial number is 141702 , I was advised that its a 1930 model with a later block but I'd welcome any further info

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It is a 1930 according to the serial number. I’m not familiar enough with them to know if the powerhead is correct for the year.
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Thanks for that , don't suppose you know of a bracket that would fit ?
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