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Old 20 May 2019, 17:05   #1
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Yamaha or Mercury /Mariner 60hp

Hi everyone. I'm in a bit of a dilemma, after having my Yamaha outboard stolen my insurance company require a like for like quote. However they need a second quote for a cheaper outboard. On my insurance I specified £5500 for outboard which falls short for a yamaha but will cover me for a mercury. What's the forums views on this outboard. I would hopefully be getting a 2019 model outboard, but my old outboard was 12 years old. All comments welcome. Thanks for reading
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Old 20 May 2019, 17:14   #2
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If you got a 12 year old outboard nicked and your insurance company are buying you a brand new model, I reckon thatís a result for you
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Old 21 May 2019, 00:10   #3
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In my view mercury/ mariner/Tohatsu and Yam are all as good as each other with possibly Yam having a slightly better reputation which is probably not fully deserved
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Old 21 May 2019, 05:37   #4
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My order of choice is Yamaha, mercury and Suzuki in that order.
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Old 21 May 2019, 08:55   #5
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well new for old is a no brainer for any of the top brands but if you like yam put the extra dosh in then its the dogs danglies i had a 60 high thrust yamaha 4 stroke beautiful engine.
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