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Old 21 July 2011, 04:17   #41
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As well as the 4-stroke weight it's the potential initial depreciation of this new gear if for any reason it wasn't exactly what you wanted/expected when on the water. Max mentions this elsewhere and he's spot on.

This setup you're planning is going to be around 4k by the time a few small extras are included. A smart used outfit with similar size boat and 2-stroke outboard can be had for half that or less. Get a used setup with a really clean 15hp 2-stroke outboard and even if the boat isn't right you can swap that out at little/zero cost for another inflatable but keep the outboard.

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OK Martini how do you find the right people?

Arnt 2 strokes a lot noisier?
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Correct me if i'm wrong.

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It's my pleasure......You're wrong

On small engines, 2 stroke beats 4 stroke every time on torque & power to weight.
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Old 23 July 2011, 09:12   #43
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As well as the 4-stroke weight it's the potential initial depreciation of this new gear if for any reason it wasn't exactly what you wanted/expected when on the water. Max mentions this elsewhere and he's spot on.

This setup you're planning is going to be around 4k by the time a few small extras are included. A smart used outfit with similar size boat and 2-stroke outboard can be had for half that or less. Get a used setup with a really clean 15hp 2-stroke outboard and even if the boat isn't right you can swap that out at little/zero cost for another inflatable but keep the outboard.

Just my thoughts.
I can get a brand new Zodiac fastroller 360 activ-v and brand new Mariner 15hp 4 stroke for 3375. A decent second hand 2005 Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke was on boatsandoutboards for sale for 1900. Wheres the logic? The Mariner 15hp 4 stroke is 1995 with 5 year warranty, the Yam is 6 years old!!!!
Went to look at a Quicksilver SIB and Mariner 15hp 2 stroke, both year 2000, tatty as hell and the guy wanted 1900, so where are these bargains you mention.

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Old 23 July 2011, 09:21   #44
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I can get a brand new Zodiac fastroller 360 activ-v and brand new Mariner 15hp 4 stroke for 3375. A decent second hand 2005 Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke was on boatsandoutboards for sale for 1900. Wheres the logic? The Mariner 15hp 4 stroke is 1995 with 5 year warranty, the Yam is 6 years old!!!!
Went to look at a Quicksilver SIB and Mariner 15hp 2 stroke, both year 2000, tatty as hell and the guy wanted 1900, so where are these bargains you mention.

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Steven, you asked for advice & got it in spades. At the end of the day it's your money & your choice. If that's the setup you want, go for it, but don't let the money burn a hole in your pocket. You seem set on going down the 4st route, so be it, but don't say you weren't warned
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Old 23 July 2011, 09:23   #45
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Why do people ask a question and totally ignore all the advice given by others that have been there/done and that almost 100% say a four stroke is the wrong choice!! Not to mention that many of us (most?) ended up selling the first boat we bought as it was not quite right.

The last two 5 year old mint Yamaha 15hp 2 strokes that sold on eBay went for around 1250 each (I linked them somewhere - check the other recent topics) - you can easily find a mint and complete 3.4m to 3.6m Fastroller for 600ish. It's your money but you must have a heck of a lot to throw away on depreciation and a potential poor combo of boat/engine.

WETLINE any good?

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I would guarantee I could pick up a super condition outfit within a couple of weeks of looking for around half what you'll pay new.

However you have obviously decided you want to go for a new outfit and a 4-stroke motor so the time for forum questions is over... just buy and enjoy.

Post some pics when you get it on the water too... all helps to share the experiences.
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NO No No, you have got me all wrong. Your advise has been invaluable and I would love a 2 stroke, only problem is, is that I live in Newcastle and most stuff is down south. I would need to see an engine in the flesh before I buy and thats a hell of a journey if its a dudd. The boat, yes I've decided on new as it's a nice light boat, but the outboard I'm in a dilema about, Just can't work out if a new one with warranty is better.

Also someone mentioned about some places don't allow 2 strokes to launch, any ideas?

So, I don't mean to upset anyone on this forum.

If any one has any knowledge of a good 2 stroke I'm all ears.

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Also someone mentioned about some places don't allow 2 strokes to launch, any ideas?

So, I don't mean to upset anyone on this forum.

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Non, taken. I'm from the heart of the Peoples Republic of South Yorkshire, we've got thicker skins than that
I personally haven't heard of places refusing to launch 2 strokes (I've got a pair on the back of mine & they are cleaner than many 4 strokes)
Bide your time & the right engine will surface, like I said, don't let the money burn a hole, or you'll finish up burning the money. Many folk on here would be happy to visit an engine & give you a honest (& knowledgeable) opinion on it's condition if it was close to their home patch. Listen to the advice & softly softly catchee monkee!
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Old 23 July 2011, 10:21   #49
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OK Steven if you're still open to ideas what about this being sold by a member here...

Quicksilver 380HD - Mariner 25HP 2 stroke - 2,250

As you mention being interested in towing a ringo and weight doesn't seem to be an issue to you this might be just the outfit. All new in 2006 and loads of images to judge the condition. Alloy floor might suit your fishing too.

It would keep over a grand in the kitty for a future upgrade etc.


Also John Bridger Marine are offering the following packages based on a new Honwave 3.8.

t40 alloy floor honda honwave boat with 25hp mariner 2 stroke 2250

t40 alloy floor honda honwave boat with 15hp tohatsu 2 stroke 2350

t38 air rib honda honwave boat with 25hp mariner 2 stroke 2250

t38 air rib honda honwave boat with 15hp tohatsu 2 stroke 2350

Honda - Honwave RIB for sale , Honwave t38 air rib dinghy-25hp mariner only 2250 - Boats And Outboards


Not saying any of these are the best deals out there but food for thought.
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Here are two great first time outfits listed within the last few hours alone:

The Yam 360 with Yam 15 HP (Yam boats are made by Zodiac) could be a superb first boat and gets you a lovely Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke - it's also 'up north' - I will be watching this just for the engine itself.

The Wetline is not my choice but the classified price is only a starting point, I would want it for a lot less but there is everything there to get you started boating and sell on with no loss if needs be.

Rib Yam 360 Inflatable Boat 15HP Yamaha | eBay

INFLATABLE BOAT 3-5M AIRDECK 15HP OUTBOARD TRAILER RIB | eBay

Outfits like this come on eBay every single day - if you can't find them you're not looking hard enough!
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