Been looking into starting my first boat project for a while now. Finally found the right boat for the right price. She's a 1980 Forester 15' with a 1950's (I think) Evinrude 40. Picked up for $350. She runs and floats.
It had been sitting behind the guys house, uncovered, for 3 years. Brought it home and starting tearing all the rotten stuff out. Next step will be to get that old motor running.
I looked up the serial number for the motor. Its a 1967 Evinrude 40 Big Twin. From what I've read they seem to be damn good motors.
I am currently having 1 problem with it though. Went to start it today after taking all the proper steps to starting an old motor that hasn't been starting in a long time, and the starter stuck on/engaged even after I turned the key off. Not too sure what that means, but I'm doing some research to figure it out.