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Old 19 May 2014, 08:10   #1
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Dealers responses

Just called various dealers to talk about prices for merc/suzuki /etec(yes really) engines for the mini ribcraft.

Amazing differing responses... Top service and conversation from Black Dog...... The only ones who could have a real conversation about what i want and what it would cost, and the other implications like weight efi v carb etc.

Top company and I've not even bought anything yet.
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Old 19 May 2014, 08:35   #2
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Yep Rob is awesome
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Old 19 May 2014, 08:56   #3
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Oddly he added 20% to the cost when I mentioned you , but then took it off again when I mentioned Biff.......
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Old 19 May 2014, 09:14   #4
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So ..of all the 20 -30 fourstrokes what woudl you buy & why ?

Tohatsu 30 seems light at 71kgs ( but I've been told they 'need' a dealer set up ...hmm really? )

Merc from Black dog are a firm favourite - and a decent price with 78Kgs for the 30 , 71kgs for the 25hp

Etec - not a chance for me ( sorry )

Suzuki - seem rare at this size - probably for a reason ?

Honda - at 84kgs - a little heavy

Yamaha - lovely but how much money !!!!
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top bloke. just got a engine service pack and new prop from him.. always brill service
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top bloke. just got a engine service pack and new prop from him.. always brill service
Oh - my price has just gone up again if you're speaking to him ...

But what would you buy - I'd love a yam - but so expensive - merc 25 I think is winning head & heart.
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Suzuki are soon launching their new DF25A & DF30A with EFI and a claimed weight starting at 62kg.
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Haven't looked at prices so might not be any cheaper but....

What about those selva outboards, the exact same as yamaha but with a different cover- if i'm right??

Just a thought that came to mind...
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I have to agree with Henry on this one. Look at selva (Yamaha) same engine just cowling painted white. I believe even Yamaha cover the warranty period
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Oh - But what would you buy merc 25 I think is winning head & heart.
Newer Mercs are rebadged same Tohatsu versions wether 2 or 4 stroke. A Tohatsu 30 should cost less than same Merc 30. A 30 will perform much better than a 25. Check both prices.

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