Originally Posted by Millermob
I was thinking that if you talked to one of the outboard manufacturers maybe you could get the software for free and become the local dealer for Stanley, just a thought.
It's an idea worth asking, thanks for the thought
if the diagnostic stuff can be got for Yamaha engines for a couple of hundred, then I may stick with those.
Its interesting to note all the little cruise ship Zodiacs that come round these parts all seem to use Yam engines which probably says something for reliability of those because those little boats get worked hard and breakdowns with a boatload of tourists are probably bad for business! I was looking at about ten of them the other day from my boat, all moored to the tourist jetty, all with 60hp Yamaha four strokes on.
Cod, I don't know for sure but I doubt whether it is needed any more than it is on a new Discovery 3. It's certainly a common misconception with vehicles but I manage the Land Rover dealership and apart from one or two of the guys who will plug a computer into anything that stays parked for long enough to get the window open (because they like playing with the computer!) we never put the T4 on anything unless it's broken - not during routine servicing anyway.
Yes I know it has tubes but I do quite like it....
Are the Yamaha engines whisper quiet at low revs like the Suzukis? A lot of the enjoyment I get from mine is in playing around dolphins and penguins in the water so the quieter the better really.