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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Post Mills, VT, USA

    Default I just purchased this outboard

    I just purchased this outboard and was checking for spark and found out there wasn't any. The points look good and are set at .020" gap. I suspect the coil is the problem but I'm just not sure. Could someone help identify my problem and where I could get parts if needed. Thanks in advance.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default "John, don't have specs fo

    "John, don't have specs for your model, however, most coils can be tested quite simply with an ohm meter.

    They are, after all, just a coil of wire. If you have continuity between the positive and negative side of the coil that indicates the wire is intact and "should" produce a current when a magnet is passed over it. Generally, you can allow for some minimal resistance, but for the most part you want a solid connection.

    If it is shot www.laingsoutboards.com carries ignition parts for this model, including the coil, but it's a little pricey at about 95 bucks.."

    A "professional" is someone who gets paid for their work - it doesn't necessarily mean they are good at it :)

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