OJM Test Report: 1958 Johnson CD-15 5 1/2 hp
The Johnson/OMC 5 1/2hp outboards from the 1950s are in the running for the
greatest outboards ever made. Smooth, quiet, reliable and fuel efficient,
they were and are the "gold standard" for small outboard motors, not just
in the 1950s but even today. This series motor started life in 1954 and
was constantly upgraded through the final version in 1979. (It is said that
OMC literally wore out the tooling!)
This is a 1958 Johnson CD-15 5 1/2 hp that I picked up at a yard sale about
10 years ago for $50. It needed the usual coils, carb kit, fuel lines and
impeller but runs just perfectally as you can see in the video.
1952-54 Johnson Seahorse Model JW-10
Here Stan is again with another of the fine vintage outboard motors. This
is an early 50's 3 hp Johnson Seahorse model #JW-10. These little motors
run so smooth and efficiently.
1959 Evinrude 5.5hp Jubilee
This is an all original 1959 Evinrude Golden Jubilee edition outboard. It
is honoring the 50th anniversary of the first Evinrude in 1909. This motor
is all original and runs about as smooth as anything out there.