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Old 23 October 2003, 12:50   #1
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who's is the best 4 stroke

I'm looking at the Yamaha 225HP 4 stroke for a 7.8m Ballistic rib. Does anybody think that I'd be better off looking at Honda or Suzuki or anything else. Is there a site that has reviews?
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Old 23 October 2003, 12:53   #2
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Sounds like you can't go wrong with those options!

Don't know if this will help, but I think that JD Power in the US do an outboard motor customer satisfaction survey. Might be worth a look on Google for this?
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Old 23 October 2003, 13:17   #3
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stick with the Yammie -I have tried them all - unless your nearest service agent happen to be on the Moon
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Old 23 October 2003, 13:24   #4
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Dangers - the problem you will have is the service agent for Yam in Jersey!! Go have a friendly chat with Graham or Dave at GT Marine.
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Old 23 October 2003, 13:28   #5
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Charles, I think I know what you mean. What about a Yam agent in Donkeyland?
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I took my Hysucat which had twin 4-stroke Yams to Gsy because I refused to deal with Jon Fuller's ( ) big mate!! Sunsport Marine - good bunch of guys and they know their stuff.
Just got your e-mail - ring me in the morning 617407.
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Suzuki - The most powerfull vg four stroke

Why not look at the new suzuki V6 four strokes? They are now doing 200hp, 225hp & 250hp

Quiet, Economical, light, Powerful - and now even great back up

I went to the suzuki open day and took a 7m humber out with 250hp four stroke and a ribcraft with a 200hp four stroke. I was extremely impressed by them and placed an order for two 250hp's to go on my new rib. Ian on the forum as aslo placed an order for 1 x 250hp (wimp - only 1) to go on is new rib.

i am about to place an order for another 70hp four stroke suzzuki to go on a sea rider we have being re-built at Olmec.

Speek to jason @ pro sport on - 01481251957 or Chrisy @ Dickies on 01758701828

If you dont like the suzuki's then why not honda? witha a 5 year warranty it sells its self.
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Old 24 October 2003, 04:20   #8
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I'd be intereted in how many Honda owners would buy another Honda engine for their rib
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Old 24 October 2003, 06:51   #9
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On my third one, went from a 50 to a 130 and now on a 225hp.
I think they are fantastic and have always had first class service from Solent Honda.
I have sold the other two engines easily, having a balance of warranty to give to the new owner seemed to help.
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I notice you have a cougar, is that one of the 225 race boats , RE Solent Honda Pete C is a very difficult guy to dislike and it is nice going there
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