Originally Posted by Nos4r2
Got a 55hp 2 cyl yam to go see on friday too. Anyone got any opinions on them?
yes, think they are the same engine as the Mariner 55hp with different lid and badges. Old design and most were pull start which is just about manageable from cold, however should be quite a few about so lots of spares
. We had one on a humber 4.9m rib which would plane with 4 divers and kit @ 20 knots, but that was carrying alot of kit. Given that it was only ever serviced when we were at sea and it wouldn't start
it just seemed to go on for ever. Having only 2 cylinders they don't tick over very smoothly but you can live with it and its mechanically very simple.
There is another on e bay for £1 at the moment.