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Old 15 January 2012, 06:44   #1
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Small shortshaft outboard 2.5/5 hp

Lookin for a small outboard to stick on a sib for kids, anything considered.
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Old 15 January 2012, 07:36   #2
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If it's for the kids, one with a F/R/Neutral gear selection might be best. I have a mate who was in your shoes and he regrets the 2.5hp merc. They have to kill it every time they want to stop the SIB...
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Old 15 January 2012, 12:17   #3
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Agree with willk about forward and reverse.

Few companies here that have short-shaft outboards for sale.

Bridger Marine - Mariner 4hp (2-stroke)
John Bridger Marine

Everything from 2hp-5hp (various models)
http://www.seamarknunn.co.uk/download/usedob/used.pdf

Evinrude 4hp (2-stroke)
http://www.willsmarine.co.uk/store-p...-stroke-27500

Suzuki 3.5hp (2-stroke)
Not sure if this has a reverse gear - looks tidy though.
Bill Higham Marine / Enquiry Form Outboard Warehouse Used Outboard -
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Old 16 January 2012, 17:51   #4
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I have a 2hp Yamaha for sale (n ireland 195 if keen) but as stated gears would be a good idea mine runs all the time and its not ideal for the kids.
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Old 17 January 2012, 11:15   #5
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If it's for the kids, one with a F/R/Neutral gear selection might be best. I have a mate who was in your shoes and he regrets the 2.5hp merc. They have to kill it every time they want to stop the SIB...
Well when i say kids i mean 18yo an 8yo so they shud b able to manage any type of small outboard but i will defo keep it in mind.
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