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Old 14 October 2015, 11:09   #11
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This isn't as simple as it might appear.

Big yams have flywheel and exhaust corrosion issues.

Zuke 140 has a plug on the block that corrodes and needs a good welder to fix it.

Mercs, etec and Honda all have issues depending on the size in question, you would be better asking what is best outboard in X size. Once you rule out people voting for their own you may have some usable info.
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Old 14 October 2015, 12:34   #12
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1990's vintage OMC outboards Nice and simple and keep running, not so good on fuel.
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Old 14 October 2015, 13:17   #13
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This isn't as simple as it might appear.

Big yams have flywheel and exhaust corrosion issues.

Zuke 140 has a plug on the block that corrodes and needs a good welder to fix it.

Mercs, etec and Honda all have issues depending on the size in question, you would be better asking what is best outboard in X size. Once you rule out people voting for their own you may have some usable info.
You're right about "BIG" YAM's The 250 on Landlords 7m was Bloody Huge!! Looked like he was Towing a Caravan!
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This isn't as simple as it might appear.

Big yams have flywheel and exhaust corrosion issues.

Zuke 140 has a plug on the block that corrodes and needs a good welder to fix it.

Mercs, etec and Honda all have issues depending on the size in question, you would be better asking what is best outboard in X size. Once you rule out people voting for their own you may have some usable info.
You're right about "BIG" YAM's The 250 on Landlords 7m was Bloody HUGE!! Looked like he was Towing a Caravan!
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when I worked the boat shows, before I retired, and was asked that quest.I always gave the same answer. It was decide what you want out of the obm, get brochures and talk to people, and the one that comes closest to what you want is the one you buy.
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I keep asking meself the same question I was offered a deal I couldn't refuse
The cheapest is rarely the bestest, but then, they've got to shift 'em somehow.
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You're right about "BIG" YAM's The 250 on Landlords 7m was Bloody Huge!!
Umm, fink he meant 'big' in number of geegees, not feet and inches.
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Umm, fink he meant 'big' in number of geegees, not feet and inches.
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You obviously don't know Pikey very well!
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