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Old 10 July 2018, 12:10   #1
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Best 6hp

What is the best 6hp outboard. Its my first outboard for a 3.3m inflatable. 6hp should keep me busy for a few years


I am torn between Honda Suzuki and Yamaha. As a motorcycle fan, a am leaning the Yamaha way
I can can get a good deal on the Suzuki. About £900
Yamaha. Cheapest I can find is £1000
Honda about £1000
Where is the best place to buy one online in the UK.


I also noticed 2 stokes being sold. It says you have a declaration to say its for commercial use only. Is it a matter of just saying YES
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Old 10 July 2018, 12:44   #2
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>>>I also noticed 2 stokes being sold. It says you have a declaration to say its for commercial use only. Is it a matter of just saying YES

I was a bit surprised when phoning round for OBs 10hp and below recently a couple of dealers hinted this was possible without me asking and one said "you only have to sign the declaration".

Re brands just look carefully at the weight and features to suit your use. Then decide re proximity of dealer for servicing unless you are willing to totally give up the warranty.

As an example of features (as far as I'm aware, check if important)....

The Suzuki is lightest at 24kg but none of the others exceed 27kg.

The Honda has 50% extra fuel capacity in the integral tank than the others which are around 1lit... but it has no facility to add an external tank and some (all?) of the others do.

The Honda will probably be the quietest.

The Suzuki and Yamaha can be transported lay down three ways but the others only on one side.

No Mercury/Mariner on the list?
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Old 10 July 2018, 13:32   #3
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>>>I also noticed 2 stokes being sold. It says you have a declaration to say its for commercial use only. Is it a matter of just saying YES

I was a bit surprised when phoning round for OBs 10hp and below recently a couple of dealers hinted this was possible without me asking and one said "you only have to sign the declaration".

Re brands just look carefully at the weight and features to suit your use. Then decide re proximity of dealer for servicing unless you are willing to totally give up the warranty.

As an example of features (as far as I'm aware, check if important)....

The Suzuki is lightest at 24kg but none of the others exceed 27kg.

The Honda has 50% extra fuel capacity in the integral tank than the others which are around 1lit... but it has no facility to add an external tank and some (all?) of the others do.

The Honda will probably be the quietest.

The Suzuki and Yamaha can be transported lay down three ways but the others only on one side.

No Mercury/Mariner on the list?
I only know Mercury and Meriner as 2 strokes or larger 4 strokes. Havnt found a stockist.
I think it was the Channel Islands where a dealer was selling 2 strokes. temping.
Yamaha and Suzuki so far. laying it down is a must
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They all can lay down at least one way... just that some are OK three ways.
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They all can lay down at least one way... just that some are OK three ways.
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It may roll over in the van and not notice. I will possibly make a holder in the van but just in case
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