Help!, after having my perfectly good 1989 15 hp Yamaha permanatly borrowed ( read as stolen ) I was gifted an older 6hp Johnson Sea Horse to use. The motoe has been sitting for about 7 years as the lower unit was/ is leaking. Apperantly it was in good working order before that. It is a long shaft and was used as a kicker on our friends sailboat. I use my motor 5 or 6 times a year and can't justify the price of a newer model.
the model number reads 6RL79E.
I would guess its a 79 bu