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Old 19 July 2009, 07:47   #11
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Originally Posted by Locozodiac View Post
The engines work well as a transpot means, but in the medium run you'll have to change main parts as piston rings, bearings, o rings, etc sooner than in traditional well reputed brands, because of lack of quality/durability in material.

The same issue as Chinese motorcycles/scooters compared to same traditional brands manufacturers.

Happy Boating
Thought i would interject on this one as i have some experience with the brand in question:

I bought a Seapro 400RS rib from Bill Higham Marine and on their advice (as i was trying to work to a budget of under 5K) i had it fitted out with a 25hp Parsun 4 stroke, it's a very light weight boat which is exactly what i need for hand launch/recovery, whole outfit weight is just over 200KG with small 2 man console, steering, fuel etc. i have put about 200hrs on this boat and i love it!! got rid of my old faithful humber destroyer as i was struggling to launch/recover by myself and therefor not using it much. i must say i have not looked back, it's nowhere near as dry in any sort of a rough sea but what fun!!

In conclusion - good boat, good engine, good service. and yes, i would recommed a Parsun wholeheartedly

yours in boating
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Old 20 July 2009, 10:12   #12
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I recently serviced one for a customer of mine that he recently purchased at the London Boat Show this year and its been in the water I would say 3 times and there is nothing left of the lower unit . Great for me he purchased the worlds most REFINED OUTBOARD MOTOR from me a YAMAHA .. Bad paint work , service back up bad , parts terrible , all in all BAD sorry for those who own one . thats my opinion .
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Old 27 July 2011, 02:18   #13
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Parsun outboard engines - do they last?

i thought i would give you an update on my parsun outboard, it's 25hp 4 stroke which i have owned from new, purchased in september 2008 and used in the sea around the north/mid wales coast. its fitted to a Seapro 4m rib. Facts: run time 450+hrs. Top speed: 27mph. Fuel consumption at full speed: 14 L/hr. Serviced 4 times at a cost of 95 each. No faults experienced, runs like a top, starts immediately and i LOVE IT. The engine still looks and performs great, no corrosion on any of the aluminium except just on the gearbox join, but this is minimal and i would say average for the amount of work this engine has done.
i'm a bit of a freak when it comes to husbandry of my kit so it gets a good flush and spray off with fresh water after each use but other than that it just goes into the dealer once a season for service.
If i had to pick a negative point to the engine, the stickers have aged a bit, but i have just ordered some new ones from bill higham marine and they have sent them FOC!! I can't speak for everybody elses' experience with parsun, but i would definitely buy another without a second thought.
hope this is of interest.
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