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Old 07 May 2016, 17:16   #1
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suzuki dt4 outboard

i have the opportunity to buy one of these 4hp 2 stroke outboards at a reasonable price. has anyone owned one though? any issues? its going to be an auxilary on my bombard. i saw one a while back and i dont remember it being any larger than a tohatsu/mariner/merc 3.3. plus it has a connector for optional running off an external tank.
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Old 07 May 2016, 17:26   #2
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I've had the DT 3.5hp which was the forerunner of the DT 4hp which I think you will find is the same as a 4hp in most other old 2-strokes... i.e. a size bigger than the very narrow 2hp-3.3hp models.

I'm going to take a guess that a 2hp-3.3hp will be around 12-13kg and the 4hp nearer 20kg.

Edit: Here's a Suzuki 4hp... 46lbs the guy says and you can see how much wider the hood is than the 3.3hp and 2hp.

http://smalloutboards.com/s488.htm

And here's a narrow 3.3hp Mariner at 25lbs...

http://www.smalloutboards.com/mar3.398.htm

I've found this... very light weight and no starting issues...

http://www.seamarknunn.com/acatalog/d-BHGFWO.html
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Old 08 May 2016, 07:15   #3
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I've had one for several years. Bought it new.
Used first on a 12' dinghy & then on my current boat - 17' Dell Quay Dory Sportsman - as the reserve/trolling engine.
No issues & very good. Can't tell you what maximum speed it will drive the boat as I've never bothered checking. I can tell you that it got me back in from the Manacles to Coverack - around 2 miles - against wind & tide without any bother when one of the oil feed pipes on the Mercury failed.
I run it off its internal tank as the Mercury is oil injected. A 5 litre plastic can of pre-mix for it doesn't take up much room.
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