My first outboard motor

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  • Johnson MQ-14E (1968)
  • 9.5 hp
  • fuel mixture 50:1

Checklist of things to keep on hand:

  • outboard motor oil Service ML-MM or Service MM (avoid heavy duty or light oils)
  • regular gasoline
  • spark plugs x 2; Champion J4J, AC-M42K, or Autolite A21X (Leeroy says J4C or J6C for trolling; or NGK brand BR6S-8)
  • OMC Type C lubricant (for gearcase)
  • OMC Type A lubricant (for other parts)
  • fogging oil
  • spare air and fuel filters
  • spare drive pin(s)
  • spare pull cord
  • tools
  • Pleasurecraft Operator’s Card
  • mandatory safety equipment


Sold on 9 August, 2014 to a friendly young couple. I wish them all the best!

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