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Old 21 March 2015, 07:23   #11
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As said, Dealer location is a major consideration. You also need to look at the specific engine, for example the honda 90 is pretty light compared to other 90s but their 115 is 50 kg heavier than the new mercury But the optimax 75 is very heavy compared to other 75s.

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Old 21 March 2015, 10:53   #12
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I'm looking for opinions of different outboard manufacturers. I'm thinking about reliability, longevity, economy, performance and servicing and parts costs.

What are your thoughts/experiences?

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Look at tohatsu on Ron hale marine best price of them all tohatsu ,merc,marina same engine at low hp range
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Look after it and it will be ok
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Old 21 March 2015, 14:34   #13
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IMO there all pretty good these days I would consider who is the nearest dealer to you and are they any good
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Old 21 March 2015, 15:16   #14
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My nearest dealer is 8000 miles away,
I thought you would have a fantastic dealer network just a few hundred miles west?
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Old 24 March 2015, 14:36   #15
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If you buy new, what kind of parts do you think you need to replace? The impeller and gear oil gets done, new sparks, thermostat and gasket every few years, timing belt, oil for sump, etc. Not exactly going to break the bank all things considered.
It's a used 6 year old, Suzy 50hp 4-stroke, that's done 450 hours, with a training school.......
I'm guessing a gear box might just break the aforementioned bank?!
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You mentioned longevity, How about a good of Seagull................
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Old 24 March 2015, 16:12   #18
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You mentioned longevity, How about a good of Seagull................
They NEED to last a long time in order to get you anywhere!
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Old 24 March 2015, 18:56   #19
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Good old british engineering, they just don't make it like that any more........thank god!

You just couldn't beat it, but you could use it to beat other things to a pulp without scratching it.................
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