The Eska Outboard Specsby Brianna Collins
Manufacturing outboard motors since 1961, The Eska Outboard Motor company closed its doors for good in 1987. The company had released numerous motors under private names (including Golden Jet, Aquabug, Sportfisher and more), but Eska also released a number of outboards under its own company name. In its final year, Eska released only four outboards, all with relatively low power outputs.
Engineers designed the 14208 model of 1987 Eska outboards for freshwater boating. It had a single-cylinder, two-stroke engine with bore and stroke of 2.09 by 1.75 inches and a piston displacement of six. The 14208 also featured an ideal wide-open throttle of 5,250 revolutions per minute (rpm). Other features included a recoil-type starter and power steering.
Also a 5.0-horsepower motor made for freshwater boating, the 14216 is almost identical to the 14208. Thus, it had a wide-open throttle of 5,250 rpm, a bore and stroke of 2.09 by 1.75 inches, and a piston displacement of six. The biggest difference is that the 14216 is a four-stroke, making it more fuel efficient with fewer emissions. The 14216 also comes with a recoil-type starter and power steering.
Similarly, there were two 15.0-horsepower engines available from Eska in 1987 with almost exactly the same engineering: the 14211 and the14241 Long Leg. Both featured two cylinders with a bore and stroke of 2.37 by 1.68 inches and a piston displacement of 15. Recoil-type starter and power steering were also available, and both outboards had a wide-open throttle of 5,550 rpm. The difference, again, is that the 14211 is a two-stroke and therefore less fuel efficient, while the Long Leg is a four-stroke.
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