Originally Posted by Craig H
I'll look for a decent 40/50, I understand the yamaha 40/50s are 3 cylinder are any of the other 40/50hp 2 strokes like marina, suzuki etc 3 cylinder?
Craig, my Suzuki 40HP is a twin cylinder, single carb and is a bit rough on tick over but soon smooths out. The Suzuki 55HP is a 3 cylinder and they also made some 3 cylinder 25 HP's.
With regard to Mariners they have made several differrent verions of the 40 including a four cyliner 'classic?'. However, most of their 40's are twin cylinder, twin carb. When you move up to 50HP I think they are all 3 or four cylinders depending on the age of the engine.
I totally agree with Timofengland about 40HP ex-RNLI engines -these will be welll maintained. Some of the earlier Mariner 40's were built by Yamaha and rebadged, these are bombproof and one of the most reliable engines you can get (IMHO).I believe the Yamaha/ Mariner engines were called marathons.
Anybody, please correct me if I am wrong!