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About Runner Outboards

My business was founded in 2010 when I inherited a 1970 Johnson 9.5hp motor with matching 14' Starcraft aluminum after sitting since 1987 complete with a pine tree growing from the original mahogany bench seat and about 100lbs of rotting, slimy pine needles. Countless hours later rehabbing both boat and motor, I spent that summer on the water and the rest is history.

My personal vessels are powered by my inventory including a 1967 20hp Johnson, 1980 35 Johnson, 1992 70hp  Johnson, 1993 140 Johnson.  They work just fine.  They didn't when I first acquired them, but with  service work, they are reliable daily drivers and ones I enjoy using.  I travel regularly with my boats throughout the northeast and run my personal motors the way they should.

There's no reason why you can't enjoy the same experience out of a used motor, so long as you're willing to care for it and learn a little bit about them as an operator.  You don't have to be a mechanic, you just have to be willing to understand the basics, no different than caring for a lawn mower, weed wacker, or chain saw.

If you have an old motor that needs fixing, I'll do what I can to help you. 
I am also an active member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club (AOMCI).

Happy, and safe, boating!

Enjoying a beautiful day on lake champlain in my 14' aluminum cruising at 30mph!


Repairing a 1968 Evinrude Angler.

All motors have the following repairs performed:
  • Mechanical: Compression Test, functional test (proper shifting, swivel, acceptable tilt/trim, various knobs, etc), mechanical component replacement (cranks, bearings, levers, gears, seals, etc)
  • Fuel System: Pump, lines, carburetor cleaned/rehabbed as needed
  • Ignition System: spark gap strength evaluated, components replaced as necessary (CDI & Magneto systems)
  • Cooling System: Impeller & thermostat serviced as needed, electronic thermometer evaluation for proper function (supercedes original OEM evaluations)
  • Gearcase: LOAD and BOAT tested as needed, seals tested, oil changed - proper testing is carried out on an actual vessel
  • Performance: Fuel & Ignition systems syncronized for best economy and idling; motors run under typical conditions to evaluate real-world performance
  • Cosmetics: Most motors are repainted with Moeller marine paint that resists oil & gasoline exposure and make them presentable.

Motors aren't made available until I feel comfortable using them personally.

Sales include:
  • Demonstrated working properly at all throttle ranges
  • Sales agreement (must be completed before final sale)
  • Operators Manual (free download)
  • Questions answered
  • 30-day free tune ups if needed* (click for exclusions)

What Runner Outboards Does

  • DOES NOT "flip" motors. 
  • Works predominently on OMC outboards (Johnson, Evinrude, Gale, Sea-King, Etc).
  • Provides light weight, reliable, reconditioned 2-stroke motors to customers.
  • Expects you to read the operator manual for the motor you purchase, and use appropriate care and usage with the motor

Why Buy From Runner Outboards?

  • You get to buy a motor that you know what has been done to it and it's current status.
  • 2-stroke motors weigh 30-50% less than 4-stroke motors
  • 2-stroke motors have more power per cycle, and many less moving parts
  • The cost of a used outboard is about 75% less than a new outboard
  • Parts are readily available for a used outboard, and replacing used components generally costs less
  • 2-stroke motors run, and run, and run with appropriate normal care and maintenence
  • If you're more interested in reliability than cosmetics, then a used outboard is the way to go
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