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Old 20 July 2011, 09:12   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Make: Zodiac Fastroller
Length: 3m +
Engine: 15hp Mercury 2 strk
Join Date: Jul 2011
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Which outboard to buy for Zodiac fastroller 360 activ-v

Hi guys

Going to buy a Zodiac cadet fastroller 360 activ-v SIB and I'm wondering which outboard to buy. Been looking at various engines all 15hp but I'm not sure what to buy with all the conflicting advice. The outboards are as follows

Mariner 15 (F-N-R on tiller)
Tohatsu 15 (Mmmmmm??)
Suzuki 15 (meant to be old design)
Yamaha 15 (expensive)
Honda 15 (heard poor reports)
Selva Wahoo15 ( Wahoo who???)

The prices are a vast difference so not sure what to go for. One dealer said the Mariner would be the one to get but another dealer said because the forward and reverse were on the tiller they did not recommend it as you turn it one way for forward and the other for reverse.

Any info would be much appreciated

Also if any dealers are interested in working out a deal for both I'm open to offers as I have not bought either yet.



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Old 20 July 2011, 10:38   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Liverpool
Boat name: BENJ5
Make: Zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90hp
Join Date: Jul 2006
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I had a Mariner/Mercury 15hp brand new in 2004 and paid 1350 for it. Cracking engine and the forward reverse gears on the tiller was a really good idea.

I f I was looking for one today it would definitely be the Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke as the quality is much higher than the Mariner.

Another way to look at the prices is they're not going to go down, so buy a nice Yamaha, keep it for 2 years and then sell it for what you paid for it.

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