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Old 19 October 2011, 12:00   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: gravesend
Boat name: curach/Earl
Make: seago/Lifeguard 4M
Length: under 3m
Engine: 3.3 marinar/10 hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 802
Originally Posted by cisco kid View Post
@ferlander, i will only go 9.9 new if i am unable to find a used 15hp motor that is in decent shape. i have come across one, its an ex fish camp motor w what i am guessing is lots of hours, its prices decent though at $1000 cnd and has been inspected and tuned by the shop selling, any parts needed have been replaced, its a 2003 Merc 2 stroke 15hp.

I figure its a good deal, just question whether i want to keep looking and pass on it for now giving it a but more time hoping i can get something else and if not will grab it. i am kinda caught on going w a new 9.9 or buying a used 9.9 or this 15hp unit. i have taken the 8hp out of the equation just so i do not end up disappointed w performance for my useage.

Are Mercs known to be long lasting engines when used alot but taken care of, i guess thats my concern, the shop tells me they would not offer ut up for sale if it was no "good to go" so to speak.
I have 2004 merc 2 stroke 10hp,purs like a kitten,shame my porps shite,needs reconditioning,i have it on a very heavy D class commercial 4m sib with alloy floor 2 of us lots of fishing gear i had 10 knotts out of it last time used,remmember my prop is knackered so would get a little more,but 15 i have had on and that was not much faster,but as said my sib is heavy,hope that helps.

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Old 19 October 2011, 17:06   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Boat name: Yellow Peril
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 100 (2T)
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 82
I have a Zodiac 3.1 with plywood floor, and a Yamaha 8hp. It is a fantastic motor; it is 90% of the time running WOT, and reaches 20mph on GPS with me + 40l of fuel (i.e. 110kg)

With two small children and wife, it will still plane. I'd like a 9.9 (which is the max rated outboard for this boat) but it would weigh more, and wouldn't add much to the boating experience. 20mph on a choppy river is pretty bouncy for kids.

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Old 24 October 2011, 13:11   #13
Country: Canada
Town: West Coast canada
Make: Brig or Zodiac
Length: 3m +
Engine: Merc or Yamaha
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5
I settled for getting a Merc 2 stroke 15hp, maxxed out the SIB, should fly, have got the Brig Baltic SIB out on a lake this weekend, everything went smooth, now to find a trolling motor for the lakes that do not allow gas.

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