The Elto outboard motor is a phenomenal discovery from Ole Evinrude. The history of this boat engine is as fascinating as its wonderful specifications. The engine is a 50-pound, 2-stroke outboard that took the market by storm and even went so far as to break every record for Evinrude’s previous company. With this engine, the company bounced back into the outboard business in 1922.
The silver Elto ushered in a second entry into Evinrude’s entrepreneurial career. Commonly known as Ruddertwin, the boat’s engine is an acronym for the company’s Light Twin outboard motor. This model is a stationary engine that is powered by a rudder like an inboard boat. The engine is cooled by water that is forced through the rudder and reaches the power head where it begins to cool the engine.
The process of starting the Elto outboard motor is done by a battery and a Kent timer in the water under the steering wheel. The engine’s fuel supply comes from a seat-shaped integration valve that is quite different from a carburetor.
The operation of an Elto outboard motor is very useful. The engine starts by opening the fuel valve and stopping the timer. The poppets are held while the steering wheel swings a few times. Then the timer is set to Start and the steering wheel swings in the opposite direction. And finally, the engine starts. The best part is that once it starts, it starts working clockwise.
Easy starting and high reliability ratio make this outboard a customer favorite. The outboard motor also has reverse gear. When the engine is active, simply set the timer to reverse and press the stop key. When the engine stops, the stop button is released.
The engine has an unconventional design but is popular for its lucid functional properties. The engine is very powerful but without noise. And the icing on the cake is the reverse. Reversing can take you to jaw-dropping landings. The outboard motor was known as Elto super G ruddertwin since its inception in 1926.
The Elto garnered various acclaim around the world due to its various merits. The portability factor plays a big role in its popularity. In addition, it is easy to commission, run and use on the boat. The power range of this lightweight outboard motor is impressive. Fuel economy is another vital factor in your huge trade. It is by far the best outboard of the time.