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Old 18 March 2016, 11:41   #1
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Which Engine: Suzuki or Mariner/Mercury

Afternoon all

I'm in the fortunate position where we have a deal at work with Suzuki Marine, which means I can get an outboard with a very heavy discount (in the order of 25%). Now looking around I can get a similar Merc or Mariner engine for the same sort of price.

Any advice on if one is substantially better (whatever that means) than the other. (I know its difficult to quantify, but would be happy to hear peoples opinions on both).

Many thanks

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Old 18 March 2016, 11:46   #2
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It would probably add to the discussion if you tell us what size of O/B you want and what you intend to use it for.
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Old 18 March 2016, 11:50   #3
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Ooops, sorry I thought I had put the size, its a 60hp. Currently I've got a 60hp, 2 stroke Mariner which is a bit hit and miss on a 4.8M Ribcraft.

Its used for a bit of touring up and down the thames and the Kent Coast, Safety boat for the local Scouts and Rowing Club.

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Old 18 March 2016, 13:26   #4
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I had a 2013 Suzuki df 60 on a 4.8 . Great combination and never gave a moment of trouble with the added benefit of being fabulous on fuel.
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Old 18 March 2016, 13:30   #5
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Have a look on the Ron hale site and compare, merc tend to be cheaper than Honda, yam, Suzuki tohatsu cheapest I bought a Suzuki again because of the leanburn system. Suzuki were doing a deal with a free 2.5hp over a certain hp no sure if you fall within that or not.
Ron hale was the cheapest I could find last year.
Also Suzuki were doing a data tag marking kit FOC too have a look on the Suzuki site
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If the Suzuki is 25% more expensive than the equivalent merc/mariner before your discount, then presumably future residual value should be higher on the Suzuki

Overall ownership cost I'd opt for the Suzuki
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