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Old 17 May 2015, 13:26   #1
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Can anybody on here tell me the best engine size to go with this boat as I'm not too sure what I'm looking for fancied a Honda 15hp 4 stroke.
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Old 17 May 2015, 14:09   #2
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Yamaha - 15hp 2 stroke s/s Boat Engines for sale in Hampshire, South East | Boats and Outboards

Option perhaps depending on budget, nothing to do with me, just seen it.

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Old 18 May 2015, 05:14   #3
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I have the t38 Honwave also.
I run a 9hp 2stroke and a 15hp 4 stroke.
Both my outboards are Suzuki, they're light, efficient and perfect on my sib


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Old 18 May 2015, 05:36   #4
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The Mariners/Tohatsu's are the lightest in their class, followed very closely by the Suzuki's.

The Honda's are the heaviest, but I believe have the reputation of being built like a tank.
I bought my new Mariner 9.9 4/ in Feb and I love it. It was cheaper than the tohatsu as it was on offer, otherwise would have gone for the Tohatsu.

The mariner has a 5yr warranty and the gear shift is on the tiller throttle; twist one way forwards, and the other way back. I also REALLY like the kill cord switch design and can be run without a cord in emergencies.

I run mine on a Prowave 380 which is a Honwave T38 clone.
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Old 18 May 2015, 07:13   #5
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Depending on your budget it's worth bearing in mind most 15 and 20 hp four strokes are the same block and therefore the same weight. If cost is not an issue then the 20's are generally a better bet.
In terms of weight I think the new Suzuki DF15 and DF20 are the lightest at 44kg (short shaft/manual start). They also have the benefit of battery less EFI.
With regards reliability I don't think there is much to choose between the main players - probably decided by if there is a dealer/service centre local to you.
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Old 18 May 2015, 07:38   #6
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... and the gear shift is on the tiller throttle; twist one way forwards, and the other way back.
This is a big consideration in my view, I poo-pooed this before trying it but once you have you would not go back, makes manoeuvring and handling *so* much easier.
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I'm still getting used to it and swapping sides of the boat confuses me for a second but I agree. It's very very nice when you get used to it.

There's also little things like when your in gear the engine is always able to be put in shallow tilt (in fact it's the only way), so if you hit something hopefully the engine just tilts rather than destroying itself.

However having to tilt it right out of the water to put it back down out of shallow tilt is a pain.

Can't think of many things I'd change on the mariner. I'm very very pleased with it 😊
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Old 25 July 2015, 19:24   #8
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I have the T38 and I run a Suzuki 9hp 2 stroke and a Suzuki 15hp 4 stroke.
The new Suzuki is the lightest in its class at 44kg for the 15 & 20hp efi model.
I'm not aware of any manufacturer beating that weight.
The efi is faultless, economical, light and afaik it's a 5yr warranty too.
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Old 25 July 2015, 20:27   #9
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I have the T38 and I run a Suzuki 9hp 2 stroke and a Suzuki 15hp 4 stroke.
The new Suzuki is the lightest in its class at 44kg for the 15 & 20hp efi model.
I'm not aware of any manufacturer beating that weight.
The efi is faultless, economical, light and afaik it's a 5yr warranty too.
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4kg more and you have 25-30hp mariner 2 smoke blow your socks off
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Why would I want to buy a second hand old smoker though when I have a perfectly good four stroke that's lighter than the old smoker you mentioned 😕


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