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5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft Rebate Available

LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Engine, Short Shaft

Model # 13499009Mfg # LP5.0S

$1,699.00

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LEHR / West Marine Free Tank Offer Mail-in Rebate

Purchase one of the following LEHR propane powered outboard engines listed below from August 21 – September 14, 2014 and we will send you a free 11 lb. composite propane tank.

LEHR LP2.5S (#13498993)   LEHR LP5.0S (#13499009)   LEHR LP5.0L (#13499017)
LEHR LP9.9S (# 14244099)   LEHR LP9.9L (#14244107)   LEHR LP9.9ES (#14244115)
LEHR LP9.9EL (#14244123)   LEHR LP9.9ES-IB (#14995971)   LEHR LP9.9EL-IB (#14995989)
LEHR LP9.9ERS (# 14244131)   LEHR LP9.9ERL (#14244149)    

August 21, 2014 - September 14, 2014
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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: 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

Quick Start Guide LP5.0

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LehrPropane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, Short Shaft
 
2.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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    (1)

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    (9)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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!!

VS

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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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 Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, 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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of garbage

By cdeady

from Rochester, NH

Comments about Propane powered Outboard Marine Engine, 5HP, 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!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible product and service, Nightmare

By Nik02150

from Boston, MA

Pros

  • Convenience

Cons

  • Poor customer service
  • Poor quality

Best Uses

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

    I wouldn't recommend anyone buying this engine. I bought it online from West Marine. The first engine I received leak Propane. Took it back to West Marine Store. They said they can't help. I have to contact the online store. I called the online store. They said go back to the West Marine store. After going back and forth a few times, they eventually sent me a new engine. I got the new engine, used it once. The engine won't start. I called West Marine. They told me to call LEHR Warranty service department. I opened a ticket with LEHR. They said the only service center they can find for me was about 40 miles from where I live. They said give them a day to find a service center closer to me. I have to follow up a few times, after about a week they eventually gave me a service person's phone number to call. I called to schedule an appointment with the service guy. The guy blew me off and said he can't come out and give me some bogus reasons. He told me he will call me back the next day. Never called. I called and left multiple voicemails and wait two days. Never heard back from the guy. I called LEHR warranty service people back and wait another day for them to get back to me. Basically after two weeks of multiple calls, they told me I have to drive 40 miles to get my engine service at their service center. If you live in Boston, MA, think twice before you buy LEHR engine. They have no service center close by.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor Quality Product

    By MacMhuirich

    from Puget Sound, WA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poorly Constructed Engine

      Best Uses

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

        I bought this engine less than 6 weeks ago at West Marine Portland. As an aside, the staff selling it to me knew virtually nothing about the engine. The engine leaked prodigious amounts of propane the first time I attempted to start it. Appeared to be coming out of various parts of the carb and the fuel line. I called for warranty work and after four hours of obviously frustrating work by the mechanic, and replacement of the carb and complete fuel line, the leak was more or less fixed. Now, after operating the engine for less than 30 minutes, I have discovered that the gasket around the engine block is leaking enough oil that a large oil slick is left in the water. West Marine does not want anything to do with it since it is their policy to not take outboard motors back. Lehr has been indifferent at best regarding both issues. The motor has not operated well enough since I bought it to make any other evaulations about it. I regret the purchase and would warn others to stay away from this one.

         
        5.0

        Lehr A Super Reliable Outboard

        By Salty Dancer

        from Long Beach CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • idles well
        • Smooth Operation
        • Starts every time

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            We have owned our Lehr 5hp for one year now and couldn't be happier. We replaced a Tohatsu 3.5hp new engine that was hard to start and never ran well. Initially, our Lehr ran rough, we called the factory and they immediately had it serviced at their expense. Since then it runs like a charm - starts on the second or third pull, runs smoothly, and is super dependable. We run this using the tank and have had no problems. We have no problems to report, and would highly recommend this outboard.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great idea I don't have to screw with Ga

            By Brett

            from Sanford, Fl

            Pros

            • No Gas
            • Runs As Good
            • Starts Great

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Sunset Cruises

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

            No Gas and I can bring my grill

            Service and delivery comments:

            None

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Way to go lehr!

            By Eddy the fisherman

            from Orlando Fl

            Pros

            • Easy to start
            • No fumes
            • No Mess
            • Runs great

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Trolling

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

            I love the speed my boat trolls!

            Service and delivery comments:

            I screwed up when I filled it with to much oil but the service people were extremely helpfull

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I will return to dealer

            By John

            from Phoenix, Az.

            Pros

              Cons

              • Hard starting
              • Leaks From Carb
              • More Than 5 Pulls

              Best Uses

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

                The engine was difficult to start. After leaving stored for a time it remains hard starting.
                The idle speed is very high and the idle adijustment is usless.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                5hp propane short shaft outboard...Lehr

                By Diver Down Nate

                from Manasota Key, FL

                Pros

                • Affordable Design
                • Easy to use
                • Lighter Weight Portable
                • No Need To Run Fuel Out
                • Very Easy To Refuel

                Cons

                • Have not found any yet

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere and Everywhere
                • Backup Or Dinghy Motor
                • Inland Waters
                • Portable For Inflatables
                • Small Boats

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

                This 5hp Lehr is great for my RIB inflatable.
                I launch from the back of my truck bed for SCUBA diving.

                I don't want to fuss over pulling a trailer, trailer lights, heavy outboards, or gasoline spills and spark hazards.

                I use a 20lb grill cylinder for my primary tank, and a couple green camping 16oz cylinders for backup or emergency. I can also use them for single mantle propane lights for fishing and in case of emergency lighting, etc.

                Gas outboards in my experience are that sometimes they start, sometimes they wont. I hated being in the boat, ready to go, then let down.

                With this propane outboard, I am always gone...making waves!

                Cheers,
                Diver Nate

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Satisfied

                By Skiff Skipper

                from Oxnard, CA (Channel Islands)

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • clean
                • Dependable
                • Efficient
                • No Additional Gas Tank
                • No Fuel Mixing

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

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

                  I've been using this outboard on a 8' sabot to commute around the harbor for about three months. So far ... I'm extremely satisfied with the performance. It's one of the most convenient outboards I've used in many years and I haven't yet experienced any problems. Time will tell!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Everything setup and ran out of the box. I haven't had a reason to use Customer Service.

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