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Old 28 June 2011, 03:49   #1
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Selva "Piranha" 9.9hp

Is this engine OK? I was looking at something a bit larger (than my Mercury 6hp) to put on my Zodiac 2.85m SIB.
It needs to be lightweight and this 4-stroke engine weighs 30.5kg.

My other option of course is the fabled Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke but it would have to be a second hand one.

The boat is rated up to 8hp so I'm pushing it with these engines, I assume it will be alright. The max transom weight is 40kg
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Old 28 June 2011, 04:49   #2
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Stick with what you know. Parts would be difficult to source for the Selva since (from memory) the UK importer has long gone,

Unless it's uber cheap of course.

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Old 28 June 2011, 05:03   #3
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Parts would be difficult to source for the Selva since (from memory) the UK importer has long gone
These guys?

Selva Marine
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These guys?

Selva Marine
That's em

See, told you they all went long ago.... Lol

I've not seen anybody sell one of them for a very long time!

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There's a company in Brighton called OUTBOARDS-DIRECT that claim to be able to supply the Selva range of engines.
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These guys?
Doesn't look good...Home Page works but not much more Kind of gives you a less than warm feeling about their products
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Doesn't look good...Home Page works but not much more Kind of gives you a less than warm feeling about their products
See I told you they had gone long ago

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Lightning, Outboards Direct is a legitimate company, they are part of Oakley Marine (I may have that name slightly wrong). Some Selva's are/were based on Yamaha engines (different badges) but I'd certainly want to be sure of that in this case before using that to justify a purchase. Because Selva have a poor/unknown reputation in the UK the resale value will be rubbish compared to the equivalent Yamaha. Selva has been discussed here not that long ago if you do a search.

Personally I'd rather have the second hand Tohatsu than a new Selva.
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Lightning, Outboards Direct is a legitimate company, they are part of Oakley Marine (I may have that name slightly wrong). Some Selva's are/were based on Yamaha engines (different badges) but I'd certainly want to be sure of that in this case before using that to justify a purchase. Because Selva have a poor/unknown reputation in the UK the resale value will be rubbish compared to the equivalent Yamaha. Selva has been discussed here not that long ago if you do a search.

Personally I'd rather have the second hand Tohatsu than a new Selva.
Me too

And I thought it was a based on a reverse engineer Yamaha not actually built by Yamaha, not sure as I don't go near them so it's not something I keep up on

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Previous threads (Are selva outboards the same as yamaha) imply rebadge rather than copy, but give Outboard Direct a call they sell Yamaha's too and in my experience were very good with general advice.
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