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    Chinese outboards!

    Yes, don't waste my money etc. Has anyone owned one? Looking for something 3-4hp, cheap, usable, cheap, light, and also cheap, to use on a 2.3m inflatable for a while, there are some chinese jobs in about my current price range (cheap).

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    There's probably some American motors in your price range, just not new? Aux's get stuff all use?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    There's probably some American motors in your price range, just not new? Aux's get stuff all use?
    yeah I think I should probably just wait for something decent used to come up rather than rush into questionable chinese motors, just sort of checking to see if the questionable chinese motors are actually a secret bargain that works well

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    I have one of these and its been a brilliant little motor, used it as an auxillary on 16ft boat for a while and have used it quite a few times on a 10ft tinny to cruise across Loch Katrine and Lake Sumner for hunting trips and a bit of fishing. Its never let me down so far. Only annoying thing about it is its direct drive so start and go!
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    have you looked at those industrial motor outboards they are air cooled similar to a briggs and Stratton.

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    I have owned a 9.9hp Sail branded one.Had it in a 3.4m inflateable. Was reasonably reliable only issues I had were little things like broken plastic linkages for the choke etc. But as it was a copy of a yamaha a trip to the local dealer and replacement Yamaha parts fitted.
    Owned for a couple of years and used in salt and fresh water.
    Dont know if I would trust it well enough in open water bit it never let me down.



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    2nd hand mercury would be my pick...but its catch 22 cheap n new could be better than older and stuffed...buy from a dealer and you have SOME comeback if it turns to crap.

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    The Chinese can land stuff on the dark side of the moon, and the Yanks haven't done that yet. Their stuff is on the improve. Their side by sides and quads are ok (personal experience). They make a lot of good optics now. I would buy one of their outboards if price was the main factor.
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    I have a Parson 3.6hp
    My neighbor has the 5.8 and also a 3.6 - same as mine
    Great little motors and apparently any parts needed are Yamaha parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    The Chinese can land stuff on the dark side of the moon, and the Yanks haven't done that yet. Their stuff is on the improve. Their side by sides and quads are ok (personal experience). They make a lot of good optics now. I would buy one of their outboards if price was the main factor.
    You reckon they (Yanks) been on the sunny side ????
    That should fire up a debate or two
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    I have a Chinese Brigs and Stratton copy on my tow mower. V twin 26hp. Its twice the motor the Brigs was (replaced because it cracked the block). Starts easier, runs smother, has more power burns no oil and less fuel and cost a lot less than genuine Briggs replacement. Its been cutting grass, gorse and scrub for a couple of years now. Im a believer.
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    what about a 5hp four stroke Yamaha second hand $800 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    what about a 5hp four stroke Yamaha second hand $800 ?
    Bit bigger than I'm after sorry

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    Well I picked up a "3hp" air-cooled chinese 2-stroke outboard for $240. Will see how it goes pushing a 2.3m inflatable around. Weed whacker motor type operation.

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    Will it outrun a large white shark set on putting her teeth into your inflatable, that's the only question really.
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