I have a 6hp Johnson on my 14' jon boat. It is fairly old, but i bought it at the beginning of the season. Last week, the motor wouldn't start becuase I think something inside of it was frozen up. Or weather warmed up recently and i decided to take it out again.
It started in 1 crank, and i was driving for about 30 seconds when it started to smoke (not really bad), shake a little bit, and there was a little bit of a clanky noise. I turned it off (it was about to by itself anyways), and we rowed across river to our spot.
Does anyone know what could have went wrong with it? For the kind of money i have (not that much), this thing is worth a lot to me. If it's not something that I can fix myself, I'll have to take it to a mechanic or something, and the bill will cost as much as the motor itself.