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LEHR2.5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft

LEHR

2.5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft

Model # 13498993Mfg # LP2.5S

$1,049.00

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Product Description

The first propane-powered outboard engines, LEHR 2.5hp motors present an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to gasoline. Overhead-valve four-stroke engines run on 110-octane propane, and are eco-friendly with zero evaporative emissions, because propane, unlike gasoline, is not listed as a marine pollutant by the DOT. Propane is 50-times cleaner than gas, with 96% less carcinogenic compounds, 60-70% less smog-producing hydrocarbons and no Class I or II ozone-depleting chemicals. It’s also domestically produced, reducing our dependency on foreign oil.

LEHR outboards are easy starting with no choke and no priming, reliable with no carburetor gum-up or winterizing, economical because propane costs roughly half as much as gas. Convenient Twist ’n Go fueling on 2.5hp model. Simply twist in a standard 16.4oz. propane canister and start your engine—no messy mixing or gasoline storage required. Or connect to a standard LPG tank with the provided 4' hose assembly for longer run times. Includes 4' propane fuel hose for remote tank.

LEHR Outboard Specs

  • Engine Type: 4-stroke OHV
  • Engine Displacement: 72cc
  • Shaft Length: 15"
  • Weight: 37.4lb.
  • Fuel: Propane (LPG)
  • Fuel Tank Type: 16.4oz. “camping bottle” and/or remote tank (sold separately)
  • Running Time: Throttle @ 5000rpm: approx. one hour; Throttle @ 3000rpm: approx. 2 1/2 hours
  • Exhaust System: Above prop
  • Ignition System: CDI
  • Gearing: Forward, Neutral
  • Gear Ratio: 2.08:1
  • Warranty: Three years

Quick Start Guide LP2.5

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2.5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft

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LehrPropane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft
 
3.3

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2.0

QC problems?

By Joe

from Rhode Island

Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

right out of the box the pull handle did not line up. Took off the cover to see cracked/broken plastic cover on the cord recoil system. Kill switch has a rubber tip that makes attaching the "key" tricky.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

so far so good

By Doug

from Annapolis

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dingy Motor

    Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

    I've had the kids using our AB 9'6" RIB which weighs around 140lbs or so all weekend. A 9 year old can start it with one pull when warm. It has an alarm that went off when the propane tank needed to be changed. Small engines are such that outboard mechanics are recommending you replace your carb every year. With ethanol, you absolutely can't rely on an outboard to get you anywhere. Now with the propane motor, no more carb cleaning which doesn't work, flooding it when you give it too many pulls, water in the gas, dirt in the gas, anything in the gas. It simply works. And you can lift it like a small suitcase with one arm and carry it back to the dingy rack and store it. The kids were using it full throttle all the time, and I think it probably last about an hour. They had a blast. Either way, now I know I can finally rely on an outboard again. I've owned 5 outboards in the past and spent maybe 3,000 miles motoring with them over the last 20 years. I'm happy to be done with gas.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor quality control

    By Randy

    from Morris, Illinois

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy construction
      • Loose parts

      Best Uses

        Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

        Right out of the box, engine cover was loose and askew and crimping the rubber gasket. Rear latch was already broken off. Kill switch was loose in the throttle handle - several turns required to tighten it. About 1/2 hour into first use, the tiller handle came off and would be in the lake except the throttle cable held it. I can't even see what is supposed to hold it on so I assume that piece did go into the lake and I will have to improvise something. Motor ran fine but if it got the same poor quality control, it won't last long.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Slick little motor

        By Sparky

        from Oroville,Ca

        Pros

        • Easy Fuel Storage
        • Easy To Install
        • no mixing
        • Zero Fumes

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

            We use this motor on a 10' Sea Eagle that stores in my fifth wheel. This motor I can easily store in the bed of my truck while traveling. The motor ran perfectly each time I've used it. Plenty of power, granted its no speed boat but its dependable, starts easy, and no fumes or fuel storage. Nice...

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Reliable outboard for J22 sailboat

            By Kurt

            from Deephaven, MN

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Doesn't Stall Out
            • Enough Power For Me
            • Reliable starting

            Cons

            • Hard To Tell Oil Level
            • Needs better manual

            Best Uses

              Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

              I use this to power a J22 sailboat when there's no wind and I need to get home or get out of the bay and find wind! It replaced a 2-cycle 4HP outboard which was cranky, unpredictable, and fussy. What a difference! Comments about top being difficult to replace after you take it off are true, but I can live with that. It ran all summer when I needed it on a little over 1 small canister of propane. I'm putting a retractable motor mount on the boat next year to replace the fixed mount because I wasn't able to tilt the motor out of the water on the fixed mount -- it ran into the transom when tilted. So the prop stayed submerged all summer, which I'd like to avoid. The manual isn't very good, either. I wasn't able to locate all the adjustments because the photos in the manual are too dark and indistinct. Despite the problems, though, I still like the motor and am glad to have it.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not ready for "Prime Time".

              By Florida Cruiser

              from Key West, Florida

              Pros

                Cons

                • Cover Hard To Latch
                • Hard to start
                • No Power Low Rpm
                • Tank Drains Down

                Best Uses

                • Boat Anchor

                Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

                Big disappointment. Started from 3 to 18 pulls. Cover is really flimsy and hard to get latched. Fuel runs out of tank unless you disconnect after each use. Low power output, would only run about 1500 rpm under load. ???
                Seems fuel hungry. Book says idle speed is 2000 rpm; seems a little high don't you think.
                Too bad for this mfg. Hard to be a pioneer when your product flops this badly. I'll probably never try another one.
                I guess I could have gotten a bad one. Who knows.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                cool motor

                By chip

                from hilo hawaii

                Pros

                • Conveniant
                • Plenty power

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Short Hauls

                  Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

                  we use this to push an inflatable hyperlon type boat built for 3. It'll plane. 1 can of stove fuel lasts us a weekend of running to and from the boat on the ball. my wife loves the no gas smell.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  No stinky fumes or mixing gas here!

                  By Gardenmasters

                  from Luttrell, Tennessee

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can Use Larger Lp Tank
                  • Easy Lp Canister Change
                  • No Lugging Stinky Gas
                  • Runs like a top

                  Cons

                  • Cover Not Easy To Reseal
                  • Hard To Start When Cold
                  • No reverse

                  Best Uses

                  • Cruising The Lake
                  • Fishing
                  • Inlet Waterways

                  Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

                  We have an inflatable Sea eagle and this little engine is fabulous! No lugging and mixing stinky gas or having to worry about spills when refilling. Conveniently can use the small disposable LP canisters or can attach the hose to a larger LP tank. A small canister runs several hours. It can be a little hard to start when the engine is cold. Removing the cover to add the oil the first time, it was hard to get the rubber gasket seal to seat easily when replacing the cover. Does sound sort of like a small diesel engine but still much quieter than a regular outboard motor. I am glad we spent the couple of extra hundred dollars to purchase this. It is lightweight and no messy gas to mix or pour. We have taken it out 4 times already and always get people stopping us to ask about the motor. Everyone is impressed and most did not know anyone made a propane boat engine. Planning a trip to the beach and plan to use it cruising the inland waterways soon.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was very prompt. We ordered it on Sunday night and it was on our doorstep by the end of the week. Well packages from the manufacturer.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not bad, not great

                  By Caveman

                  from Quantico, VA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Convenient Fuel Reserve
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy to operate
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Inconvenient Trim System
                  • Less Output Than Expected
                  • Slow Top Speed
                  • Throttle Too Short
                  • Top Cover Is Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Nukanu
                  • Sail Boat

                  Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

                  I purchased this motor to go on an 8' molded plastic pontoon bass boat rated for 3hp. It was easy to set up and is easy to operate but does not give me much more power or speed than the 60lb thrust trolling motor I already have. For 1k+ dollar product, I expected a much higher thrust output than what I am getting. If I had to do it over again I would get the 5hp motor even though it exceeds the rating on my boat. Also, the throttle handle has a convenient throttle trim nut, but does not extend out, so you have to be relatively close to the motor to operate. In a small boat like mine, that puts both my weight and the weight of the motor on one end of center and does not lead to ideal weight distribution or float characteristics.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Shipping was as advertised. Product arrived in good condition with all the parts.

                  (52 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent outboard!

                  By NealfromTX

                  from Allen, TX

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • clean
                  • Easy
                  • Efficient
                  • Reliable
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Auxillary Power

                    Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 2.5HP, Short Shaft:

                    We use the Lehr 2.5 on our 18ft Trimaran sailboat and have been perfectly satisfied with it's performance. We use the 1lb Propane bottles which last about an hour at full throttle. Changing the bottles is a snap and can be done in a few seconds. We average 5-6 knots at full throttle.

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