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jason held
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 08:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello, anyone know anything on the Straubel marine engines...I recently acquired one...and i need to know some important things before i try to restore her
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richarddurgee
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 07:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jason,
Now that you have the engine, e-mail some photos and I will try to get some info for you.

What are the important things that you need to know??

oceanblu@adelphia.net
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jason
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 05:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What the ignition system look like, the guy who i bought it from says he saw a write up in gas engine magazine on it...but doesn't know the issue # and such.
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veloce
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I haven't looked at this list for some time but I am running a boat with a Straubel engine. Ours is a 6hp 1909 and it is a sweet running engine! Thanks to this list, I have solved all the running problems and it starts first pull.

The ignition system on ours is a buzz coil timed by a breaker just behind the flywheel. The engine runs forward or reverse based on the timing position. There is no gearbox or clutch and this is not a problem.

Our boat is in Milwaukee, WI if you would like to see it. We also have a 10hp Straubel not in a boat.


Russ
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veloce
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Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll try to include a picture here.

RussStraubel 6hp in surf boat
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andrew
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Username: andrew

Post Number: 835
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Russ,

Great looking boat and engine!

Nice job posting the picture too. How about a close up of the two engines...?
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bill s
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Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Russ, did you get those two engines at Baraboo? can't be that many straubel running around.
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veloce
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bill,

These engines have been owned by a friend for many years. I believe he first used the engine now in the lifeboat about 40 years ago. The lifeboat is the third boat for this engine.

I read somewhere that an engine manufacturer said his two stroke singles would outlast three boats. This engine doesn't appear to have any wear or problems.

Russ
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richardday
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Username: richardday

Post Number: 288
Registered: 11-2003


Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 06:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My wife and I have run old time one lungers every year since about 1968 at the Calvert County Marine museum on "Patuxent River Days". (Columbus Day weekend). For many years up until about 1990 we typically had a group of ten or fifteen elderly watermen that would come to the show and sit on the porch next to the engines just to hear them run once more. They all had great storys to tell and one theme that ran through most of them was their engine had been bought by their daddy and they kept it running as long as they could as watermen never made much money. They also mentioned that these old time one lungers particularly the 5-7 horsepower shook the living hell out of their hulls and it was typical in the 8th to 10th year to cut some "Eastern Shore Mahoganey" (yellow pine)logs which was common in those years and over a winter or two build a new hull transfering all the metal trim from the old hull to the new one. This meant that many of these engines lasted in service as much as 30 plus years. By 1990 we noticed a decline in the number of the old timers and for the past 5 years we have seen none. We assume they have long since gone to that big fishing ground where the supply of fish and crabs never ends,their batteries never die,their check valves never get hung up in marine trash, their fuel tanks are always full and the beast always starts without setting it on fire. I guess that is an old time watermen's idea of heaven or hell. Don't know which but we sure miss them at the annual show. A few of their children still come but even there number dwindles each year. So much for nostalger!!! It is a pleasure to have known them.
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johnnycat
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Still looking for information (manuals) about old Straubel engines. Any suggestions? Thanks
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veloce
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Username: veloce

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Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 09:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Johnny,

I don't have a manual but there are only 7 moving parts in our engine. I'll try to help from the experiences we have had with our Straubel.

RussStraubel 6hp, 1909
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johnnycat
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Russ,
Thanks for the interest and photo. I'll try to send mine. I appreciate your suggestions on your experience with Straubels.

straubel engineStraubel -2
John
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searcher
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Username: searcher

Post Number: 470
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 02:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice little Straubel, Green Bay, Wisconsin, on eBay today (January 24, 2011): 400190249460
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Mike Astemborsk
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Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My neighbors husband passed away and she found a Straubel No, 448 engine 8 hp in the garage. She is in need of funds and is wondering if this engine is worth anything. I took a picture of the engine and will try to shrink it down and post it. Would some one be kind enough to respond with their opinion.
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ernie
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Post Number: 1412
Registered: 01-2002


Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike,
Feel free to e-mail it to me. Just click on my name at the right and I will post it for you.
Ernie

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