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Old 23 April 2008, 03:14   #1
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Parsun Outboards

Does anyone have any opinion / experience of Parsun outboards?

They are Chinese manufacture and sold by Marine Imports who are linked/part of Bill Higham.
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Does anyone have any opinion / experience of Parsun outboards?

They are Chinese manufacture and sold by Marine Imports who are linked/part of Bill Higham.
Chinese outboards are making good visual copies of different brand engines, but the alloy material still no good in duration, lacks quality, cheap though. Some lier dealers are offering Sail brand as being made exact Yamaha 10/15/25/40 copies including spare parts, this is not true, each brand has it's own non compatible spare parts between them, so be aware if being offered.

Have heard that Sail tail o'rings blows fast compared to reputed brands, mixing oil & water, so frequent check outs must be performed not to ruin the tail gears. After entering their web page, looks like disguissed Sail to me, even has the S letter on the cowl.

http://www.worldoutboards.com/

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mmm... UK prices here: http://www.parsunoutboard.co.uk ...doesn't seem that cheap to me
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I'd like to see the state of one after a year on the water.
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Well, I did ask . . !

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Not saying they are not well made engines, will transport you from point A to B, B to C and when returning from C simply throw the towell at B. Metal alloy duration issue is all about...

Buy one and test for yourself, shortly, will have the opportunity to confirm their lack of quality & short life span in piston rings, gears, o'rings, etc.

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Not saying they are not well made engines, will transport you from point A to B, B to C and when returning from C simply throw the towell at B. Metal alloy duration issue is all about...

Buy one and test for yourself, shortly, will have the opportunity to confirm their lack of quality & short life span in piston rings, gears, o'rings, etc.

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I think he means they'll last so long, but don't count on it!
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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.

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