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Old 19 June 2014, 19:07   #1
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Which 6hp aux outboard

I need to buy a long shaft aux outboard and looking online I can get a Yamaha from BHG marine down South posted or buy local mercury engine for roughly same money. Does anyone have any recommendation for one over the other and are BHG a kosher outfit to deal with?
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Old 19 June 2014, 19:10   #2
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If it is any use I have a 2 hour old mariner 5hp 4 stroke I'd do a deal on, I'm in Glasgow.

Looking for 500 if any use?

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Old 19 June 2014, 19:25   #3
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I can confirm BHG are real, bought a HonWave off them a couple of years ago over the phone. Boat arrived by courier next day.
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Can also confirm that BHG Marine at Lymington is a reputable dealer.
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Old 20 June 2014, 15:56   #5
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If it is any use I have a 2 hour old mariner 5hp 4 stroke I'd do a deal on, I'm in Glasgow.

Looking for 500 if any use?

Cheers

I can't go lower than a 6 hp unfortunately which is not ideal but the weight is an issue.
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Old 20 June 2014, 15:57   #6
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Thanks guys for confirming they are a kosher outfit
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I bought a 6hp tohatsu. It was a good bit cheaper than the others. Never had to use it in anger yet, which is nice!Click image for larger version

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I bought a 6hp tohatsu. It was a good bit cheaper than the others. Never had to use it in anger yet, which is nice!Attachment 95973
Just as well on a rib that size!!!
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Well it was a bit of a compromise, small enough to put on the tender and big enough to push the boat.

I don't expect to do 20miles at 6 knots with an auxiliary, I just want it for steering the boat round obstacles or to head for the beach!
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Old 23 June 2014, 18:36   #10
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Are you fussed about 2 vs 4 stroke?

Memory says your main is a "neat petrol" burner, so I'm guessing a premix isn't an option?

I ask because there is a group of premix Johnsorudes might tick boxes - 5 becomes 8 with the right carb..... but they are of a premix vintage....
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