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Old 20 May 2006, 14:03   #51
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why?

Suzuki's used to be known in the trade as Alka Selzers. Cos they disolved when they went in the water! I believe this situation has improved but they most certainly don't have the market share enjoyed by the Big two

It is also fairly common knowledge that the Mariner Mercury lump is a rebadged Yamaha and you can't really get better than that....can you?
Our local dive club has 2 suzuki 2 strokes - 1991 vintage and they are still going fine - never get flushed either!!!

I think you will find Suzuki have got a pretty big market share now - certainly in Europe and increasing a lot in the States.
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Old 20 May 2006, 14:09   #52
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I bow to you and your dive clubs superior knowledge of the marketplace. I'd be delighted to see some reference to your statement and would truly eat humble pie if Suzuki's market share was bigger than Mercury Mariner in the UK!

Go on tell us now that Prosports are better than Ribcrafts
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Old 20 May 2006, 14:26   #53
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I bow to you and your dive clubs superior knowledge of the marketplace. I'd be delighted to see some reference to your statement and would truly eat humble pie if Suzuki's market share was bigger than Mercury Mariner in the UK!

Go on tell us now that Prosports are better than Ribcrafts
I did NOT say bigger!!!

A look on this site will tell you just how many people are using Suzukis - quite a few!!!
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Old 20 May 2006, 14:29   #54
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and would truly eat humble pie
Keep on and you'll be eating bread and dripping for the next six months.

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Old 20 May 2006, 15:01   #56
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I would definately agree with Rogue Wave About the Ribtect compared to the between prosport .Having not ever had a mariner or Suzuki can only coment that the majority seem to favor suzuki over the marinor .
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The Ribcraft sold yesterday so im back to square 1. I'm going to wait until I have 3 potential RIB's that I want to buy before driving all the way over to the UK to purchase, so I have some choice.

In the meantime I still have my Lencraft 5.5m so I can have some fun (Expensive fun - Yamaha 75HP carb 2stroke)... Now all I need is the weather.

Thanks for all of your input guys, you lot have really opened my eyes and taught me not to rush into anything!
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even when prosport existed the warranty was useless!
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Tells you something, doesn't it?
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Tells you something, doesn't it?

Yup im taking it as a hint alright... Keeping the eyes open all the time. Those Leeway RIB's look the dogs bollix, although im after coming a bit more mean looking... They're just a bit *too* pretty!
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