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Old 21 August 2013, 06:58   #11
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its the same weight has the honda and has less warranty!
Said the Honda dealer.........
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Old 21 August 2013, 12:04   #12
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The Honda is noisy and has a centrifugal clutch, you you have to rev it up to get moving, whereas the Suzuki had a F/N gearbox.
I have heard the Honda in operation and it does make a bit of a headache inducing din tbh, certainly louder than my Tohatsu 9.8.
Fine for a tender, to get to your yacht for instance, but I would prefer the Suzuki for more extended use.
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Old 21 August 2013, 13:31   #13
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I've just found this on eBay. 2nd hand Yamaha f2.5 for 399 including carry bag. Supposedly it's like new with only a couple of hours use.

The ebay number is 200951410425

PS - The item is not connected to me in any way.
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Old 21 August 2013, 15:10   #14
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I've just found this on eBay. 2nd hand Yamaha f2.5 for 399 including carry bag. Supposedly it's like new with only a couple of hours use.

The ebay number is 200951410425

PS - The item is not connected to me in any way.

Wow yes seen this but I am always worried about, the 'Only 2 hours use' tag.

Been offered a new Yamaha 2.5 delivered for 565

Suzuki I could pick up from a local dealer for 515

Yes the weight is a issue on the Yamaha but the build quality does seem better. The mariner I had was around 18kg, It was totally unreliable and I did not like it, Got stranded out a sea and had to row back, took my 1 hour I was not happy, Hence the sale! reliability is a big Plus for me
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Old 21 August 2013, 15:17   #15
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I guess the dealers wouldn't have made much from my purchase of the Suzuki 2.5hp.

Over the last three years ..since new.. it has ran faultlessly for many many hours for me. I use it mostly at a slow trolling speed.. trying to find mackerel and the more elusive sea trout on my spinners.

It has never seen a dealer since I bought it. Simple to operate..service and get to the impeller. I have checked the impeller twice but never felt the need to change it in its three years of use.

Only complaint I have ..and its not really a complaint..but if it has been running on tick over for ages.. then I try to quickly open the throttle..it gets bogged down a bit..as if the plug has oiled up on a two stroke. However I soon learned that a couple of blips with the throttle cleared its throat and it would run at fast throttle again no problem.

Would I buy another ? Yup..without hesitation..its very light and has a huge carry handle

I cant comment on the other small four strokes as the rest of my smaller outboards are 2 strokes.

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Old 21 August 2013, 15:30   #16
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Mine was good enough to be stolen...
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Old 21 August 2013, 15:36   #17
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I still have the receipt for mine Peter ..so it wasn't me ..honest

However at 50 squids cheaper that the yammy .. for me.. when I had the same dilema.. the price was the steal in the deal
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Old 21 August 2013, 15:36   #18
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2 Stroke ...2 Stroke....2 Stroke...Lighter more reliable...more power ...easily serviced. Ok rant over deep breath!!! and relax!!!
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Old 21 August 2013, 15:48   #19
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Mine was good enough to be stolen...
So I got another one :-)....

Was so smooth and quiet for a single piston..loved it.

Much more usable than my 2 stroke 3.5...
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The Suzuki DF 2.5 is as light as a 2hp two stroke and it's a water cooled four stroke with a neutral position on the transmission
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