Named to the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame, Ted Williams was as avid an angler as we can think of. Sure "Teddy Ballgame" was devoted to hitting a baseball better than anyone else who ever played the game, but it also seems he never missed an opportunity to go fishing, an activity he kept up until his final years. In part with his Sears endorsement deal, this great American angler endorsed an outboard motor that was used with the famous retailer's "Gamefisher" boat.
Get on board for this 1973 Sears Ted Williams Edition outboard motor. Labeled as a 7.5 Horsepower model, this vintage motor is perched on an aluminum stand, and displays handsomely. All of the knobs and operating devices turn smoothly, including the pull starter, however a fuel line is lacking, and working order has not been determined. Facsimile examples of Williams autograph are seen at four locations, on the front, top and both sides; and the Sears branding is positioned above the pull cord handle. Moderate wear is evident, but overall the visible components present much better than can be expected for an item of this nature and considerable age. The one bit of notable damage has occurred on the gear shift handle on the left side. Though broken off, this handle still fits into its intended position, and it turns from approximately two o'clock to five o'clock.