The Starting of Outboard Engines

The Starting of Outboard Engines.

With reference to the comments. made by " P.M." in your February

number under "Sport Afloat" it isstated regarding electric starting outboard engines, that no provision is made for cord starting.

We would point out that the Johnson "Sea Horses" have provision for cord starting, should the battery for starter fail.

We also consider your remarks regarding the" inability of every outboard motor ever manufactured to start with certainty, except in the hands of an expert" somewhat rather stretched—if outboard motors. did not start in the hands of a novice then we can assure you that neither we, nor anybody else would sell them. London, S.W.1 C. Hecht,

(Vanadium, Ltd.).