site for antique outboards, mopeds, and select automobiles
is a weird & wacky number that came home with me from a flea-market
for a whopping $20. The best information is that this outboard was
adapted by the Dutch firm Berini/Pluvier from excess inventory of
their Cyclemaster - a bolt on motor for bicycles made after WWII.
(The Johnson Brothers got their start with the same type of product
just after WWI).
small forced air cooled powerhead is mounted to a very simple torque
tube and galvanized transom clamp assembly. It sports the tiniest
Villers carburetor I have ever seen - the magneto is a standard
Bosch rig that is very similar to those on the
Mac-10 outboard and Puch mopeds. At less
than one horsepower its performance is nothing to write home about.
It is hard to see the propeller in the photo but it is gigantic
for this little motor! Apparently only a few hundred (800) of these
motors were made from 1952-4.
you have one of these motors please drop me a line at the "contact
me" button at the top of the page.
Pluvier Boatmaster P-45 0.7 hp.
Pluvier Boatmaster P-45 Horsepower: 0.7 (yes, that is 7/10 of a hp!)
Cylinders: 1 Bore: 34mm Stroke: 34mm Ignition:
Bosch Point Gap:.020 Cooling: Forced air-cooled Condition: Unrestored Retail price when new: 34 £ (about
$95) Weight: 33 lbs. Oil/Gas Mix: 1/4pt TCW-3 Spark Plug: KLG F50
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