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5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft

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Model # 13499009 | Mfg # LP5.0S

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.

Introducing LEHR technology video

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.

Suggested Tank Options:

Composite Tanks

Standard Aluminum Tanks 

 

Specifications:

  •     Engine Type: 4-stroke OHV
  •     Engine Displacement: 112cc
  •     Shaft Length: 15"
  •     Weight: 49.6lb.
  •     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

LEHR 5.0 Owner's Manual

Quick Start Guide LP5.0

Advantages of Using Propane

Propane Run Time

 

 

 

 

Specs

5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft

Horsepower 5 Horsepower
Length Short Shaft
15 Inch Shaft
Type Propane Outboards
Warranty Details Three Years
Weight 49.6 Pounds

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LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft
 
3.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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52%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Impressed

I have this on my sailboat, and absolutely love this motor! I dont have to worry with mixing fuel/oil. I can "fill up" in seconds, and have not...Read complete review

I have this on my sailboat, and absolutely love this motor! I dont have to worry with mixing fuel/oil. I can "fill up" in seconds, and have not had a hard time starting it since I bought it. The motor runs quieter than the traditional gas motor and i feel it is more cost effective, more efficient, and a better performing product.

Definetely one of my best investments for my boat!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lehr not ready for prime time

On first use, started on 2nd pull. Hard to the start after that. Kill switch and safety run/stop failed after 2nd use. Stopped it by removing the propane cylinder. Repair required...Read complete review

On first use, started on 2nd pull. Hard to the start after that. Kill switch and safety run/stop failed after 2nd use. Stopped it by removing the propane cylinder. Repair required warranty work. The warranty shop listed on the internet didn't know they were a designated repair center, until I contacted Lehr (three times) to have them complete the process. Repair folks wouldn't look at the outboard until I provided the propane. On the last use, the tell-tale plugged up. Normally this is easy to clear by running a wire up the rubber discharge tube. Hard to do so when there is no tube, only a plugged up hole. While trying to find the discharge port, I observed the stainless bolts holding shaft to head and case were rusty, one very badly. Found the hole by looking at a new unit at West Marine. The store's engine's fit and finish were worse than mine and there was oil leaking out of the discharge port; explains where mine was dripping. Appears quality is declining, not improving. Rated one-star because I can't rate it a half-star. West Marine is working with me to resolve; I plan to get a Mercury outboard. I paid 1/3 more than for a comparable Mercury outboard. I expected at least the same quality. I recommend West Marine discontinue this defective, over-priced product.

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1.0

Don't buy a LEHR

By Winecountryken

from Long Beach, CA.

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

I live in Southern CA and often go to Catalina Island. This motor worked 1 out of 4 trips. I can't even tell you all the excuses I got from customer service. It took going to a "authorized" repair center (what a joke) to having to send the motor all the way back to the factory which took a total of almost my first entire summer of owning this piece of junk. This is the most expensive worse item I think I have ever purchased. I am going to sell this and buy a used GAS motor...ya know the kind that actually work. This is a gimmick, save your money..

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I have been dealing with an electric trolling motor.

By USS KAODAO

from Channel Islands California

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

I have been frustrated over dealing with the battery powered motor. This one gives me speed. It gives me what I need to run my little 10 foot dinghy. Just to run around the harbor was a joy for my wife and myself. We will be in the parade of lights coming up in the harbor soon. Merry Christmas to all!

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5.0

I recommend this motor

By Pastor Harm

from Goucester Point, Va

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

This product was delivered to my Yacht at the marina no more that 5 feet from my tender. AMAZING....

Service and delivery comments:

Amazing! it could not have been better if I had paid a thousand dollars and it was free. Gus was aces and helped me put it right where I wanted it. THank you very mch!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice. Easy to operate. Dependable.

By D Crocket

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

10' inflatable. Ran for hours while trolling.

 
4.0

Good for a small dinghy

By Leon

from Honolulu, HI

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

Starts easy. NO gasoline smell.
Runs well with two people in a small dinghy against wind/waves in Hawaii.
Engine cover attachments have to be replaced.
Local shop says that they do have after market better parts.. Waiting for them.
Good overall.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good idea - lousy execution

By Sailing Grandma

from Marion MA

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

We bought this motor to power our tender, Worked great the first time we used it. then it started leaking gas so in for repairs. 4 weeks later the warrantee repair was done. OK for a while. The next season it blew a fuel line when the shop started it for the season. That was in early June - it is the end of July and the parts still have not come in to repair. Give them a little more time to get their act together before committing to an engine that is iffy at best

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Happy

By Leon in HI

from Honolulu

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

I expect new after market attachments for the motor cover. I should get them from the company service. I've already talked with their rep in Honolulu. I use it for a small dinghy and a 5HP unit is a minimum for HI.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good in theory, but...

By Griles

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

I like the convenience of the fuel canisters. easy to store on our sailboat compared to gasoline. However, it always leaks oil even though I always store the engine exactly as they indicate and proper fill level. Extremely messy. Occasionally doesn't go in or out of gear and have to give it several tries. Judging by other reviews, you either get a great engine or one with major flaws. Take your chances.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Little Engine

By Jojo

from North Palm Beach Fl.

Pros

  • Easy to start
  • Lightweight
  • No Gas To Spill
  • Uses Small Propane Tanks
  • VERY green

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Just having fun
  • On Your Dingy
  • Putting Around The Icw

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

I use the lehr engine on my 9.5 foot West marine dingy to go play at the local sand bars with my service dog.The engine is very light and is easy to carry from the car to the water. The little propane tank lasts me about one and half hours putting around the sand bars. I have had the engine since April and have not had any problems with it. We put the first 10 hours on her in less than a month and the guys who changed my oil said it was just like new.

Service and delivery comments:

Lehr was been a pleasure to deal with. They shipped us the new stainless steel cowling latches that just came out for free. They have great customer relations and answer emails quickly.

The guys at my local West Marine have also been a pleasure to deal with.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of garbage

By cdeady

from Rochester, NH

Comments about LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft:

Total Chinese garbage! First it was leaking water, turns out the thermostat housing bolts were loose. Then it was leaking oil, the oil drain bolt is way too long and doesn't seat properly. It gets stuck in reverse. The latch that holds the motor down, barely holds onto the pin and sometimes the motor will leap out of the water when put in gear. Still leaking oil at the rate of about 1 drop every 5 seconds. Last time we started it, it smelled like it was burning oil and a cloud of smoke when it started. Ours was manufactured in April of 2014.

RUN AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!

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