Originally Posted by Poly
Ron, I'm guessing the dealer bad mouthing the Honda sells a different brand?
Not sure what the commercial boys use round your way but a Honda wouldn't be out of place on a fishfarm, or potting boat on the west coast of Scotland...
Dealer who mentioned Honda corrosion used to sell them, now he sells Suzuki and mariner & mercury... Who knows how the dealership ended with Honda...
Even my own BF10 has pitting on the gearbox.., I went for a walk around local marina yesterday, can't get close up to the engines as the accessed ramp is locked for security , lots of Yamaha's, a few Hondas and even fewer Suzuki's,
Didn't see anything obvious on the lower parts of the yamaha's, (some didn't even bother tilting them out of the water?)
Some of the bigger Honda's were a different colour on the lower sections,
Suzuki's looked normal
Local lobster fishermen use old 2 stroke Yamaha's, 1000's of hours, no back up engine 😳
2012 Honda BF50, 6 month warranty =€5000
2016 Suzuki DF50, 5 year warranty = €6500
Looking at those sums it's hard to make a case for buying the Honda