Ahem, got one, Johnson 2.5hp.Gentlemen, is it chance, or is there a good reason why the name Johnson hasn't been uttered here?
I know, whatever engine is named, tales of infuriating failure and others of glorious, viceless reliability will appear...
...but I've seen small late-model two-stroke Johnsons for sale lately, looking very clean, and I'd like one for the Avon. Bad idea?
Getting it going is an upper body building exercise in the restricted confines of the dinghy with the added option of spending the rest of a summer sleeping on the couch for accidentally elbowing the missus in the face.
There isn't a hope in hell that my admiral could start it.
It is impressively noisy.
It has a disturbing appetite for new spark plugs.
Unfortunately it appears unbreakable. When it seized due to not having been run for a couple of years the repair shop recommended filling the cylinder with oil and after applying some good old-fashioned brute force it cleared.
Very interested in this post for exploring other options.