The weatherman thinks the weather's going to be good here this weekend, so where will I be? - in Ikea at Bristol
Whizzpopper: I haven't heard many reviews of it yet, but don't forget about the 150 4-stroke from Yamaha as one of your thoughts.
I'm just about on the 100hr mark on my Suzuki 140 now, and it's still starting first time every time (all clever electronics start it up with auto-choke etc... and auto revs) - the thing is pretty much faultless. I will admit to having a few 'niggles' at first with the unit (stalling sometimes, under-revving at wot), but now I have the stainless prop on I feel that the boat is getting the best from the engine with some pretty good economy too. I really never thought that this 140 would be cheaper to run than my old 70 2-stroke, it's a great bonus
My first service @ 20hrs was approx £100, for lower section oil, main engine oil, and then labour - not too bad I didn't think. As yet, I haven't had to put any oil in the engine at all.... I just give it petrol, and that's it