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Old 22 April 2012, 04:42   #41
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i`ve got a hidea 5 from velocity marine, the engine broke after my second time using it... vm sent me a box which i then posted to them ,repaired and returned the engine within a week (it was a sparking issue)...on recieving the engine i found the cowling had been broke in transit..2 days later i received a new one ...speak as i find it`s a good engine with good service... i beleive the chandlery in fareham are the authorised repairers now .... i too prefered to `know my engine`
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Old 22 April 2012, 07:51   #42
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sorry to hear you had troubles, but good to see the warranty is well supported. happy boating.
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Old 22 April 2012, 17:23   #43
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It has fook all to do with my post either - I want him in the Drink, not a drink...

Cover blown again .... dont tell him your name pike
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Old 23 April 2012, 03:58   #44
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He's getting a bit crabby these days. Have they changed the solvent in his marker pens?
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Old 23 April 2012, 04:06   #45
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Old 18 April 2013, 21:55   #46
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Has anyone any experience of Hidea outboards?.

I'm looking for a 15Hp auxilliary and stumbled across them while i was trawling the net.

Distributed through Velocity Marine.

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I have bought a new 15hp Hidea 15 months ago.. just love it.
when i researched it I found that the parts are all interchangeable with Yamaha. many of the parts come from the same factory and assembled elsewhere under the hidea brand. I flipped mine just after i bought it. it was under water for 15 minutes and started on the 3rd pull. I have clocked up many hrs since and it has never missed a beat. value for money it can't be beat and I believe this will become a strong brand in time. I took mine back to where I bought it and told them it was under water. They said it is fine as long as I got it running. All wiring is sealed so nothing really can go wrong.. I also find it to be very quiet compared to others on the market.
they are selling well in new zealand

Feel free to email me if you want to know more on cb66nz@gmail.com
Hope this is helpful

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Old 19 April 2013, 04:10   #47
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Parsun

hi to all. I have owned a 15hp four stroke parsun for 3years now and have to say that mechanically it is perfect, quite, uses next to no fuel, good power and starts first pull every time(even after winterisation). I have used it on a cheap 3.3metre sib, an ally sea nymph and now a honwave 3.5 for fishing bass. So it gets many hours of abuse. The only negatives so far are weight( at 55kg it's a bit of a brute) and just this year some paint is starting to bubble and come off the lower leg. So all in all I would recommend them.
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