Thoughts wanted on the following.
I own a 3.1m SIB and currently use an 8hp 2 stroke Yam which is great.
However, for use 3 up with gear, and to give a bit more power on estuary waters I'm looking at upgrading to a 15hp. I don't want to part with the 8hp Yam as this is perfect for inland waters (mainly the Lakes). In a perfect world I'd buy a new Yam/Tohatsu etc. but obviously these come at a premium cost. I'd prefer 2 stroke like my 8hp, but obviously these cannot be bought new as it's leisure use only.
I've read a few (very good) reviews of the Parsun brand. But at 1200 quid brand new for a 15hp short/tiller - is it too good to be true that these Chinese copies are really THAT good?
Anyone any thoughts on this? Been looking at pre owned 15hp 2 stroke Yam and decent ones are around 300 quid more than a new Parsun....
All comments gratefully received...