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Old 06 July 2010, 04:42   #1
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New Engine Purchase

Having to replace engine on my hard boat, maximum rating for the transom is 50hp. Going for new.

Currently looking at either Honda or Suzuki, with a slight preference to the Honda. Any thoughts/comments/experience on from owners or users of these engines?

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Old 06 July 2010, 08:24   #2
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If you're considering the Suzuki DF 50, then it's worth looking at Yamaha's F50. Both 2010 models weigh 109kg. The Yamaha is 4 cylinder and comes with Y-COP immobiliser (or low-rev limp mode). Yamaha is also offering a free rigging parts just now. You get choice of propeller, control box and digital guage.
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Old 06 July 2010, 08:48   #3
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I hadn't considered the Yamaha on price, as the Salcombe (my boat is down there) dealer just quotes catalogue prices at you.

Prices I have so far are

Yamaha F50 7600 plus rigging at 500 from Yeoward & Dowie
Honda is at 5200 plus rigging at 330 from SMS
Suzuki 6600 including rigging from Yachts of Dartmouth

The Honda appealed as it seems to be the lightest of the trio at 96 kgs

Maybe Cookee or someone else local could advise any other Yamaha dealers other than Yeoward & Dowie?
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Have you not considered the Mariner 50 HP EFI.

They offer a cracking package.

You get a fair bit of kit with them too;

RPM Gauge, Trim gauge, control box, fuel tank, prop etc.
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Ribcraft have been known to be competitive on Soozook pricing.
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Old 06 July 2010, 10:58   #6
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Most of the fish farmers in this part of the world use Hondas, 40 or 50 hp. So does the Easdale ferry and if an outboard can cope with that it can cope with anything. I think the commercial people here find Honda the most cost effective engines.
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New Engien purchase.

If you are thinking of a Yamaha 50 h.p. - consider a Selva Dorado 50 h.p. EFI model - this is a Yamaha 50 but with a white colour hood and Selva decals ... RRP price is 6,129 - I believe Darthaven Marina have just taken on the Selva Dealership.
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"Yamaha F50 7600 plus rigging at 500 from Yeoward & Dowie"

Robbing bastards !
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Have you looked into a E-tec 50hp. I bet you would get one for less than than those Salcombe nobbers are trying to charge you. Speak to Steve at Race Marine http://www.racemarine.co.uk/

The problem with buying in Salcombe is they are used to people throwing money at them so they just quote retail as they normally get it !!.
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"Yamaha F50 7600 plus rigging at 500 from Yeoward & Dowie"

Robbing bastards !
Yam F50 is 5595 at Barnet Marine:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/YAMAHA-F-50-FE...item29facd2f7f

Or Soozook DF50 for 5695
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-DF-50-T...item230008252f

Or Merc F50 For 5795:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MERCURY-MARINE...item5d267c08c2

All with 5-year warranty.
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