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My old johnson outboard gave me trouble last weekend for the very first time... It was idling and I put it in forward then about 1 minute later it stopped going forward... It was still running but would not go forward. Then I put it in reverse and it did the same thing.Went in reverse for a few minutes then it to stopped moving, but the motor is running during all of this.

Any ideas???

Thanks

SH
 

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Spun prop? :shrug:
 

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I agree, Sounds like a spun prop.
Get out there and tear it apart and let us know.

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What is a "spun prop"???

It is a 1968 Johnson 9.5 hp It has been in the family since new... All original except tune-ups once every 6 or 7 years. None of you will believe this but it starts on the 2nd pull and has since new... :shocked:
 

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Then I agree - it's a shear pin. Cheap and easy fix, just be sure to pick up a couple extras to throw in the tackle box.

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Shear is my guess. Keep a couple in the boat for next time too.
Fire. :cheers:
 
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