Bought a boat w/an old Evinrude Fisherman 5.5 on it a few years ago. I LOVE my old motor and maintain it myself. Still runs like a scalded dog!! Just wish I knew what year it is. The serial number is 5514-11260. Thanks to anyone who can give me some info on my oldie!!~
07-16-2012 11:04 - edited 07-16-2012 11:06
Your motor is a 1957 and those 5.5hp motors are great little fishing engines. They are smooth and quiet.
With today's gasoline with ethanol in it can affect the rubber fuel lines on the tank and on the motor. Keep a close eye on them and replace any that show signs of cracking, swelling, or becoming brittle.
That motor needs to have a fuel-oil mixture of 24-1 to protect the brass bushings inside of it. That equates to 1 quart of TC-W3 outboard lubricant (Evinrude oil preferred) to 6 gallons of gas.
you can call evunrude corp or take the motor to an evinrude dealer or mechanic and they can tell you. These motors were made i believe between late 1960's to the mid 1970's
The 5.5hp outboard came out as a Johnson in 1954 and as an Evinrude in 1956. They were built until 1964. They evolved into a 6hp model in '65.