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LEHR5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Long Shaft

LEHR

5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Long Shaft

Model # 13499017Mfg # LP5.0L

$1,729.00

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Product Description

The first propane-powered outboard engines, LEHR 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 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: 112cc
  • Shaft Length: 20"
  • Weight: 52.8lb.
  • Fuel: Propane (LPG)
  • Fuel Tank Type: 16.4oz. “camping bottle” and/or remote tank (sold separately)
  • Running Time: Throttle @ 5000rpm: approx. 1/2 hour; Throttle @ 3000rpm: approx. 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Exhaust System: Above prop
  • Ignition System: CDI
  • Gearing: Forward, Neutral, Reverse
  • Gear Ratio: 2.08:1
  • Warranty: Three years

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5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Long Shaft

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LehrPropane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Clean burn

By Finalee

from Va

Pros

  • Easy Fuel Storage
  • Easy Start
  • No Smell

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft:

      It is used on a dinghy for a 43 ft power boat. Works as hoped. Light,easy start, no gas smell, clean. One can lasts 1.5 hr at 75% throttle. No complaints.

      (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Mixed Bag So Far

      By Ray

      from Creve Coeur, MO

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft:

      Have had a Lehr 5 HP on our Beneteau 210 since June; we daysail on a relatively large inland lake (3 miles X 9 miles). We like not having to have gasoline on the boat, and like even better not having to pay for carb rebuilds because of ethanol additives. However, already the Lehr is showing quality issues. The clips for the cowling are ineffective. The clamp that holds the propane canister in place has sharp edges - easy to cut yourself. The propane fuel line separated from the fitting where it connects to the canister and it is very difficult to reattach - waiting to see how much that repair will cost (not to mention preventing a nice day of sailing). I'm still a long way from spending on repairs what it would take to revive a Honda 5 HP that is in my garage, but I'm keeping the Honda around in case things get worse with the Lehr.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Runs great at first, poor quality cowing

      By Al

      from Dana Point, Ca

      Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft:

      I purchased a 2.5 HP around the 4TH of July we used for a few days riding around the marina (it ran great!). We put it away for a month attempted start it and it would not start. Took the cowling off and the pin that holds the casing on broke off and fell in the ocean. Took it back to West Marine and for shipping back to the factory.

      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So much better for our water ways

      By Boat Guy

      from Miami, FL

      Pros

      • No Nasty Fumes
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Not Everyone Carries Them
      • Only Small Hp

      Best Uses

      • Camping
      • Fishing

      Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft:

      You can take this motor camping and never change fuels. Propane camping stove & outboard. Easy Peezy!

      (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      overall good

      By Captain Jiri

      from Florida keys

      Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft:

      I use it to move my Macgregor 22' sailboat in and out of canal,it goes up to 5.3 kts on flat water, 100% power, 4.5 kts 60-70 % power,fuel consumption at 100% is close to 0.5 gal/ h, but in 60 % power is about 0.25 gal/h or less. So I use 60-70% power in most cases. In stormy weather,against 20kts wind, against 3ft waves, it goes only average 3.5kts.So far runs great. It was not less noisy than same horse power gasoline, because of thin cover.I tried to spray whole can of ruberized deafener for cars/truck beds on the inside of cover and result is amazing. I have 2.4gal fiberglass tank, which is very light and you see gas level allways.There is few little things I would change: 1)better, firmer cover,2)valve to be able to close camper bottle on the engine, because I was hoping that it will stay full in case I stove main(big) tank for sailing and have camper bottle on engine as instant emergency backup.As now, engine is taking gas from both.

      (11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lehr isnt made by parsun

      By GB

      from Australia

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft:

      This is to correct the person who said parsun makes these engines. I'm a parsun distributor and I know captian bernard and i can say with 100% that parsun doesnt make lehr. As for the guy bagging parsun parts in the usa this isnt parsun's fault its the distributors fault not stocking parts.
      Dont be be so negative lifes to short

      (35 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A nice WOW effect

      By Rick B.

      from Miami, FL

      Pros

      • Competitive price
      • Easy to use
      • No Gas
      • Runs on propane

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Long Shaft:

          Just finished a whole weekend using this thing and all I have to say is WOW!
          It has got some pretty impressive power behind it for being propane, and to not have to deal with gas, tanks, and spilling anymore is well worth the switch. Nice idle and starts easily and gets me to a good speed!

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