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Old 13 October 2014, 15:50   #1
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9.9-15hp outboard

Hi all!

I've just bought an Avon Rover 340 and need an engine for it so I'm after a 9.9-15 HP short shaft engine for it. My preference is a 15 but flexible and I'm on a very low budget- I'm looking to spend around 300 but can stretch to 500 if need be.

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Old 14 October 2014, 04:08   #2
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One thing to bear in mind with the 9.9/15 choice is in most makes they are the same outboard just with some different parts/tuning. In my book there is no point carrying the weight of a 15 and only having 9.9hp... so I'd always look for a 15.

One problem, as you may have realised, is that the 15 is the most desirable 2-stroke size because of their popularity for SIBs. Nice condition ones of the latter years (2001-2006) fetch 1000-1300 in the peak season and just a little less this time of year. 750 is a reasonable budget for a decent one now we are getting to be out of season if you wait and get lucky. 300 is the price for spares or repairs motors and 500 often only gets older motors I'd not be keen relying on at sea.

Choose wisely and whatever the budget only buy something that is demo'd and starts/runs/idles/pumps water perfectly.

If you only run 2 up then do consider an 8hp because that will get you a far far better outboard for the money.
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Old 15 October 2014, 06:52   #3
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Jack,
Ive spotted you are looking for a short shaft outboard.... the 340 Rover is long shaft.
I know this because I bought my outfit complete with a short shaft and cavitation was a serious problem.
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Caution needed... Avon made the Rover 340 as a RIB and a SIB. I'd assumed Jack had the SIB which is likely to take a short shaft.

He needs to say which he has.
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I wasn't aware of that...
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If it was 3wks ago I could look it up as I had the original manual for the Rover 310 I sold which covered all the specs for the Rover SIBs and RIBs.
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Hi, yes it's the 340 SIB which takes the short shaft
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