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Old 22 November 2015, 06:42   #1
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Hyfong outboards

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Anybody have any knowledge of hyfong outboards? Spotted on ebay
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Old 22 November 2015, 07:26   #2
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Sounds like something I'd avoid like the plague
If there anything like the Chinese motorbikes no way
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Old 22 November 2015, 08:28   #3
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would make a decent anchor i'm sure.

probably another yamaha clone i'd wager.
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Old 23 November 2015, 05:51   #4
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Might be the firewall in here, but I can't find a website for them.

Also - 2 stroke? At that price I'll be very surprised if it meets the emissions regs - so can you even legally buy or import them over here?

Was it an EU Ebay location?


Note this is simply an observation, and in no way a comment on the product, which I have had no dealings with or had even heard of before I read this thread. I would be happy to hear from the manufacturers if they do in fact meet the EU emmissions rules.
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Old 23 November 2015, 06:03   #5
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All the info if you're interested.

http://doc.diytrade.com/docdvr/10914...1308874847.pdf

I'd rather a 10yr old Mariner/Mercury/Yamaha/Suzuki etc.
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Old 23 November 2015, 06:43   #6
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bit of a debait on trailersailer forum about hyfong.
my advice get something tried and tested , tohatsu are about the cheapest who build merc mariner at low hp range.the big names started in the sixties parts and spares readily available, theres another cheapy onyx engines look a bit yam ish.
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I'll be interested to see how this evolves - Who had heard of Tohatsu 25 years ago.......

Having said that..... Me with my weight limited transom hypothetically looked at the 4Hp 2- stroke I likely can't legally buy here. 20 Kg....vs the 1974 Johsorude at 12.....
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Yes but Tohatsu is Japanese.


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Old 21 December 2015, 13:16   #9
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I'll be interested to see how this evolves - Who had heard of Tohatsu 25 years ago.......
I'll admit I hadn't - but a bit of research would have shown they were making engines since the 1920s and making O/boards since the 1950s... and they have been working in close cooperation with Nissan and Brunswick (both reputable brands) since the 1980s.

In contrast there appears to be very limited information about Hyfong, and its parent company Oshen... but it does look like the group is involved with some of these cheap imported quads / scooters that nobody is a fan of.
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When you read the link fenlander posted its to be hoped the build quality of the engine is far better than our intro to the company!
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