Interested In A .00000001hp Outboard?

Toy Ob 5Like big horse power outboards? Well, sorry, today is not your day. Ironic header right?  Anyway today we talk about little horsepower outboards. Now, many of you out there will share there little Johnsons…..outboards please.. But no matter how small yours is, this fella on ebay has the smallest. This very cool and rare indeed, and is a neat detail on those little toys we see from time to time.

OK, it looks big on the boat!

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You can purchase it right here on ebay if you like. Just in time for the holidays! Just think how impressed your family will be when you unwrap your own gift to yourself!

20 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I don’t have any tiny outboards, but I did pick up some chocolate covered bacon for breakfast. And yes, it IS the maple kind!

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    I think we should play with this guy a little.
    This thing has 4 days left on the auction. Everyone who reads this article should put it on their watch list. This guy will freak when he sees he has hundreds of people watching his little wind up boat.

  3. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    I like the picture of the U-22 dressed for action and always wanted one to tow behind a WW II jeep….It is always easy to second guess the editor but you are right….A Pearl Harbor story would have been better.

  4. Steve Moreau
    Steve Moreau says:

    Yep something about pearl harbor would have been fitting. I’m on the Ms. Coast yesterday I seen a completely restored M1A I believe that was the model. It was 71′ no top and a good looking gal driving it. There may be a parade today!

    Oh yea that toy. Buy it and convert it to an adult beverage mixer!

    Have a great day!

  5. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Damn, Matt , you did it again, always reading my mind. Yesterday I attended our local swap meet/show of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, and looked at 30 or so old motors on display and listened to each proud owner give a 2 minute speel about the history of his motor. Now these are 1 hp to 15hp pre war and pre 1960 motors, and while I like to look at them and learn, they do not excite me. I am more of the 1950/60’s bigger motors, the 35 to 100 hp motors, we now see on all the FiberClassics showing up.
    Any way, I thought to myself, self, I would love to bring a motor to one of these events but the ones I like are way to heavy to load in the truck, and drag over to an event to display.
    Then BINGO, you read my mind, and offer a solution to my problem! This little motor has it all, old, unique, good story to research, and I can put it in my pocket when traveling!!! But is it worth $65.00???

  6. matt
    matt says:

    I don’t recall that we have ever done a story regarding Pearl Harbor? I have no idea why to be honest. Its a strange connection really. It might be cool if we could find some pleasure boats turned into war time patrol boats, or classic boats in Hawaii? Is Pre War, before Paerl harbor? Or After?

    • Jack Schneiberg
      Jack Schneiberg says:

      Remember the most reason version of the movie “Pearl Harbor”? I think Ben Affleck starred and shortly before the actual attack took his gal for a night ride in a Chris Craft from the 60’s. That would have been in 1941. Totally destroyed the historical accuracy of the movie for me. BTW, I was born exactly 10 days later.

  7. Sean
    Sean says:

    Miniature engines are just SOOOOO cool!
    This one is not an outboard (yet?) but it’s nevertheless amazing.

  8. Cobourg kid
    Cobourg kid says:

    Sorry Matt but “pre war” cannot be defined as before pearl harbour and Acbs ought to know better than suggest that

    As you know most of Europe Canada and in fact the entire British Commonwealth was at war in 1939 .

    I do agree that featuring private yachts drafted into navel service might be an interesting topic .Up here in Canada there were a number of them that were impressed into service at the start WWII , primarily for training and costal patrol ,far less mind you, than the multitude of “little ships” that the UK utilized to pull commonwealth troops out of Dunkirk ,amongst other heroic actions.

    • Cobourg Kid
      Cobourg Kid says:

      “Aureol”built by Rampart Shipyards in 36is just one if the surviving members of the fleet of “little ships” that evacuated Dunkirk during operation Dynamo in 1940

  9. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Several yachts during WWII were “drafted” into service. Were the owners compensated? were they returned? who paid 4 stripping the gray paint off and returning to “yacht” finishes?

    Back on the main subject, I’m combining today’s story on outboards with yesterday’s on graphics.

  10. reddog
    reddog says:

    1. i dont understand how they thought todays headline should have a pearl harbor story from it
    2. floyd turbo love the old picture
    3. matt on my phone… when i go to leave a comment i get the blog/2014/12/07 then under that i get the gray bar with white woodyboater and tiny red burgee then vey small comment area then my keyboard….. well i “pinched my screen” smaller and that did help. im also not a big fan of the side by side older story section near the bottom of main page. i just like the old W. B. better still a great website i ll continue to read it most every day thanks

  11. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    OMG!!! the miniature V12…….most amazing thing I have ever seen on this great site……not to be missed.
    Skill level beyond belief! Blew me away!

    thanks for linking to that….
    I invested an hour looking at other miniature engines running.
    John in Va

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