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Old 14 July 2013, 13:39   #1
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Parsuns Outboards. Are they worth the money?

hi guys.
Anybody have any up to date experience with the parsuns outboards? im thinking about buying a new 9.8 standard shaft to replace my mariner 25hp 2 stroke as its way to big and costly to run

Now ive heard good and bad things about the Parsuns. Ive done a search on here and they seem to be the marmite of outboards.

I like the idea of having a 3 year warranty brand new outboard but if they crap then theres really no point...
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Old 14 July 2013, 13:50   #2
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Why a Parsun? Why not just go for the reliable, classic makes such as yamaha, suzuki, mariner, mercury, tohatsu, honda etc etc?
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Old 14 July 2013, 13:54   #3
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Why a Parsun? Why not just go for the reliable, classic makes such as yamaha, suzuki, mariner, mercury, tohatsu, honda etc etc?


Spend a bit more and get a good brand, or a nearly new used engine. Most of those above will come with a 5 year warranty aswell.

Aside from quality and reliability issues, resale value is low. You'll regret it.
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Old 14 July 2013, 14:47   #5
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As above, I always feel be it boat or engine, what you gain at purchase 's wise you lose come resale. Factor in pride of ownership etc and the old adage about the 'price being forgotten long after the quality remains' is something to bear in mind. This is all a bit of a generalisation of course and certainly doesn't apply to all branded consumer goods but I'd always rather have a well looked after second hand quality product than a cheaper bargain basement clone. Buy well and you will not lose money anyway.

Certainly over the last few years sinking money into decent branded small popular 2 strokes is better than money in the bank...
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Old 14 July 2013, 14:57   #6
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i`m looking for a 20-25 hp at the moment ,are they much heavier and thirsty than a 15 ?
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i cant believe you find a 25 too big and too thirsty on a 3.8! i had a 25merc on a 3.6 and found it to be great on fuel, perfectly useable at low speeds and had the power to get on the plane and have fun when loaded up - i would never have gone for a smaller engine!
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Old 14 July 2013, 15:50   #8
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Thanks guys mind made up will be leaving the parsuns alone for this purchase.

Festinghouse my 25 is 50kg give or take a kilo and lifting it out the car and van is killing me. I launch off beaches alot and the weight on the back makes for a very tiring return up the beach. SOOO im trying to shave off a few kilos where I can plus I want a 4 stroke smaller engine as its cheaper to run
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Thanks guys mind made up will be leaving the parsuns alone for this purchase.

Festinghouse my 25 is 50kg give or take a kilo and lifting it out the car and van is killing me. I launch off beaches alot and the weight on the back makes for a very tiring return up the beach. SOOO im trying to shave off a few kilos where I can plus I want a 4 stroke smaller engine as its cheaper to run
A 4 stroke 15hp isn't going to be much lighter than a 25hp 2 stroke...just sayin'
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Old 14 July 2013, 15:55   #10
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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
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