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Old 28 April 2010, 15:35   #11
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No, the entire collection of DHD outboards tend to perform similarly in that respect, but this one, being the only 4-stroke, does use a drop less fuel.
Really? I'd would've thought that most unused outboards burnt roughly the same.

I'm fast catching you up in the collecting dept. Should be cutting the Jonny loose soon.
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Old 28 April 2010, 15:38   #12
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Really? I'd would've thought that most unused outboards burnt roughly the same.
No, you need to pay closer attention to the marketing guys.....


and the nobbers on here.
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Old 28 April 2010, 15:46   #13
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No, you need to pay closer attention to the marketing guys.....


and the nobbers on here.
Do you find the 4stroke quieter than the 2strokes when not running?
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Old 28 April 2010, 15:49   #14
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Do you find the 4stroke quieter than the 2strokes when not running?
Yes, 'you can hardly hear it' No smoke or fuss with mixing oil either
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Old 28 April 2010, 17:10   #15
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Yes, 'you can hardly hear it' No smoke or fuss with mixing oil either
Great service intervals as well !
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Old 28 April 2010, 17:37   #16
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Still not as good as an E-Tec though
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Old 28 April 2010, 17:44   #17
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My Etec has been as economical as DHD's Sailmate over the last few months. Things might change shortly though.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:08   #18
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Meanwhile, back on topic...

Does anybody have an idea for an aux outboard in the 4-6hp range that will definitely fit on a 60mm thick transom if that is the standard Vmax transom thickness? It was nowhere near being a problem with the Johnson on the Humber so I hadn't even thought about it I just assumed it would fit as long as the transom was built flat rather than with the lip on the rear edge.
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Old 01 October 2010, 05:31   #19
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Well I ordered it and it is now here and contrary to the diagram the gap between the saddle and the clamps with the clamps wound right out is in fact almost exactly 60mm so I am hoping it will fit without further modifications ... boat turns up in 3 weeks so I will soon know

Only slight issue I had is that the kind soul that test ran it in the factory forgot to put the fuel line back on from the tank (I guess they bench run it off an external tank) and thus when I filled up the tank with petrol the first litre ended up filling up the engine cowling, on the floor and over my shoes after that little 'episode' and cleaning it all out with compressed air so it didn't explode, it seems to run ok in a drum of water, though I haven't had it on a boat yet, hope to try it on the SIB this weekend.

Meanwhile another question - I read somewhere that the baby Mercs are actually made by Twatsoo - is this correct? They certainly look the same in a picture, the specs are identical, and I know this sort of badge engineering goes on as my old Johnson aux was a white Suzuki.
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Old 01 October 2010, 06:32   #20
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Meanwhile another question - I read somewhere that the baby Mercs are actually made by Twatsoo - is this correct? They certainly look the same in a picture, the specs are identical
My 2stroke Mariner 4 Sailpower is definately a Twatsoo, but as a Twatsoo it is sold as a 5HP. I believe the difference is a restricter plate somewhere on the carb mounting. I cann't confirm this as when I bought mine secondhand I was told it had been altered to a 5 by Bill Highams for the previous owner.

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