Originally Posted by Scary Des
I agree that the 2.3 is not that quiet but the size anthony is talking about is
I still like the 2.3 because it has a clutch (of sorts), a kill cord and no impellor
And lots of oil everywhere
I havenít had any starting problems though.
The Honda's are a good package, and easy to use and very economical. I think mine had a dubious history because when I went to look at it he was running it up in a bucket of water (its air cooled
) and he was even kind enough to chuck in a pair of flush muffs
We laid ours down in the locker of a sailing cruiser and the motion of the boat caused the oil to go from the sump into the engine and therefore oiled the plug up and refused to start. In anthonys range as you say all the 4 strokes are water cooled.
The Malta is heavy but is well enginered with lots of grab handles and even my mum can start it!