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Old 14 July 2013, 16:02   #11
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Very true henry thats why im after a 9.8 or an 8hp once you hit the 15s they get weighty
I think you will miss the power to be honest. A 9.8 isn't going to give you much performance wise. I don't know how you find the the 25hp not very economical, I get 3 whole day fishing trips out of mine from a 25 liter tank
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Old 14 July 2013, 16:11   #12
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Oh I will miss the power for sure. My 25 turns my bombard into a rocket but its time to downsize to something thats easier to handle up and down the beaches.
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Old 14 July 2013, 16:21   #13
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Oh I will miss the power for sure. My 25 turns my bombard into a rocket but its time to downsize to something thats easier to handle up and down the beaches.
why not go for a nice 9.8 2 stroke tohatsu, lovely little engine and very light.
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Old 14 July 2013, 16:59   #14
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You need a last generation Yam or Mariner 15 hp 2 stroke at 36 kg. As much as I love the Twat 9.8 I don't think it will do your 380 justice.
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Old 14 July 2013, 17:06   #15
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Would like a 4 stroke this time round. Nice and quiet easy on fuel. Ive had 2 strokes for the last 6 years and DAMN are they noisy plus the premixing csn be a pain.
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Old 14 July 2013, 17:11   #16
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My 4stroke 6hp Merc is 27kg. If you step up to 8 or 9.9hp you're talking 36kg.

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Would like a 4 stroke this time round. Nice and quiet easy on fuel. Ive had 2 strokes for the last 6 years and DAMN are they noisy plus the premixing csn be a pain.
I have a late Yam 15hp 2st on my Bombard 3.8 and it goes very well, sips fuel very quiet and only weighs in at 36kg
OK I have to mix fuel but the yam oil comes with a very easy to use measure to add mixing.
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Old 14 July 2013, 22:57   #18
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Hi Big Scott,'

Are you currently using a good set of launching wheels (with high volume balloon tires)? If not that should be your first investment before making any decisions about changing the outboard. With launching wheels, you would only need to transfer the outboard from your car to the transom of your assembled boat (which you would have situated right beside your car. Then let the wheels do all of the work as you walk your boat from your parked car to the launch.

I don't think you will save an ounce of fuel by downgrading from a 25hp to a 9.9 hp because with the the 9.9 hp, you will be constantly at WOT and still never get out of displacement speeds on to plane.
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I too wonder if the smaller 4 stroke will be man enough ?, I would want to try one on the bombard before parting with any cash.
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Yep big launch wheels which are far better than th original wheels supplies which resembled aircraft wheels. Would be good to get hold of an outboard to test out the power behind which I should be able to sort out. Theres a 8hp 4stroke mariner bought new in 2008 up for sale locally for 800 quid which s very tempting
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