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Old 14 November 2006, 09:11   #31
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Big Surf is spot on.

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Old 14 November 2006, 18:00   #32
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"Soon to be banned in North America any ways."
Total BS, not one word is true, not one. you some kinda salesman.

the best 50 is the OMC Mod50 or CC, rip your transom off on the first ride.

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Old 15 November 2006, 13:12   #33
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I fitted a tohatsu 50 (3cyl) to my SR4 and it's great. PT&T longshaft approx 89KG so doesn't make boat too stern heavy. Std prop pitch seemed ideally matched with top revs of 5600-5800. Great engine, smooth with loads of torque and quieter than my old Suzuki DT25 3cyl. Also comes with tacho and trim guages.

As a few folks have mentioned, 2-strokes can't be imported into UK after Dec 2006 so prices have actaully gone up on a lot of 2-strokes. I believe the dealers are allowed to sell any left over stock after 2006, just not import any new ones. I also heard this didn't apply to commerical use?
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Old 15 November 2006, 14:42   #34
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This could be a real bargin
life's full of ups "n" downs.
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Old 08 July 2008, 15:56   #35
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Any updates on 50hp engines?

The early 90s 3cyl Yam 30 on my Searider is a bit grumpy at the moment. Seems to have dropped down to 2 or maybe 1 cylinder. It's with the dealer and they're trying to sort it.

If it appears to be on its last legs what are my best options in 2008?

I really like the 30 and if it can be made to work then great. If not, then a 50hp 3cyl yam would be preferable but haven't seen any for sale used for a while.

That just leaves new.

Any suggestions?
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Old 09 July 2008, 03:08   #36
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This will put the cat amongst the pigeons so-to-speak. The Yamaha 3 cylinder 2-stroke is a great engine, but finding one in decent condition is no easy task. Yes they come on Ebay and Boats and Outboards - but most look like they have seen better days.

What could be an option is to pick up a decent Yamaha 40hp and upgrade it to 50hp. They use the same block (693cc), but the exhaust manifold and carbs are a 1/4'' smaller.

Incidentally - there's was a Yamaha 50hp (long shaft) at - ask for Ewen.

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