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Old 21 February 2002, 17:29   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pembrokeshire
Boat name: MATUKA
Make: Lencraft
Length: 5.5m
Engine: Mariner 60 4s Efi
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 65
Suzuki 4 strokes

Am in the process of sourcing a new engine, preferably a 70HP 4 stroke to push along a Lencraft 5.5
Have looked at and am considering Suzuki range and would like to hear any comments on the reliability, niggles, problems, good points etc associated with Suzuki engines.Thanks.
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Old 21 February 2002, 18:26   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Worcestershire
Boat name: Not Yet Named
Make: Avon SR 4
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40 HP Yamaha Autolub
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 600
Hi David

I currently have a 4 Metre Nrwhal with a Suzuki 40 HP (2 Stroke) on he back. I must admit to being very dubious about buying this boat due to the Suzuki engine - but (touch wood) - she hasn't missed a beat - and has given excellent service.

On looking around for my new RIB I did consider the 115 and 140HP 4 Stroke Suzukis - and to be honest may have chosen one if I hadn't come accross a Honda 130 ex demo at a great price.

I do believe that both Avon and Humber RIBs are currently offering pacages with Suzuki engines - which must give them some degree of credibility!

On my research I did find that the new Suzukis are a serious threat to Yamaha and Honda - though I guess only time will tell.
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Old 21 February 2002, 23:25   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Essex
Boat name: Inflatable
Make: Zodiac
Length: under 3m
Engine: Yamaha F6
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Hi David,
Have you considered a Mercury/Mariner 4 Stroke. The Suzuki 70HP weighs in at a hefty 163KG compared to 112KG for a Mercury/Mariner 60EFI 4stroke, almost 50KG lighter!!. Even the Mercury/Mariner 115EFI 4stoke weighs in at 175KG.
Check out there is plenty of information regarding Suzuki outboards plus others here. (Check out 'Suzuki Warranty nightmare')
I have Mariner 60EFI 4 stroke on my 4.8M Ribcraft and its a great outboard
Best of luck with your choice!!

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Old 04 March 2002, 17:55   #4
Country: Ireland
Town: Loch Lurgain
Boat name: an t-easnach
Make: Gemini
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda 50
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good luck david and take on board what jcw says.

i have a suzuki 70 driving a valiant 5.2. all i can say is that it never gives me any trouble. i am prejudiced though - i find that japanese engines are very very boring i.e. they just work. ive been told that its the same engine as the suzuki swift car so you get all that mass production engineering reliability
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