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Old 23 October 2003, 11:50   #1
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who's is the best 4 stroke

I'm looking at the Yamaha 225HP 4 stroke for a 7.8m Ballistic rib. Does anybody think that I'd be better off looking at Honda or Suzuki or anything else. Is there a site that has reviews?
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Old 23 October 2003, 11:53   #2
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Sounds like you can't go wrong with those options!

Don't know if this will help, but I think that JD Power in the US do an outboard motor customer satisfaction survey. Might be worth a look on Google for this?
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stick with the Yammie -I have tried them all - unless your nearest service agent happen to be on the Moon
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Dangers - the problem you will have is the service agent for Yam in Jersey!! Go have a friendly chat with Graham or Dave at GT Marine.
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Old 23 October 2003, 12:28   #5
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Charles, I think I know what you mean. What about a Yam agent in Donkeyland?
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I took my Hysucat which had twin 4-stroke Yams to Gsy because I refused to deal with Jon Fuller's ( ) big mate!! Sunsport Marine - good bunch of guys and they know their stuff.
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Suzuki - The most powerfull vg four stroke

Why not look at the new suzuki V6 four strokes? They are now doing 200hp, 225hp & 250hp

Quiet, Economical, light, Powerful - and now even great back up

I went to the suzuki open day and took a 7m humber out with 250hp four stroke and a ribcraft with a 200hp four stroke. I was extremely impressed by them and placed an order for two 250hp's to go on my new rib. Ian on the forum as aslo placed an order for 1 x 250hp (wimp - only 1) to go on is new rib.

i am about to place an order for another 70hp four stroke suzzuki to go on a sea rider we have being re-built at Olmec.

Speek to jason @ pro sport on - 01481251957 or Chrisy @ Dickies on 01758701828

If you dont like the suzuki's then why not honda? witha a 5 year warranty it sells its self.
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Old 24 October 2003, 03:20   #8
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I'd be intereted in how many Honda owners would buy another Honda engine for their rib
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Old 24 October 2003, 05:51   #9
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On my third one, went from a 50 to a 130 and now on a 225hp.
I think they are fantastic and have always had first class service from Solent Honda.
I have sold the other two engines easily, having a balance of warranty to give to the new owner seemed to help.
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I notice you have a cougar, is that one of the 225 race boats , RE Solent Honda Pete C is a very difficult guy to dislike and it is nice going there
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I have a Yamaha F225 four stroke. It's the first outboard I have ever had, so I can't compare it to anything else.
It's very powerfull and incredibly quiet, especially at tick over and seems quite economical for it's size.

I did have one problem with the throttle cable jumping out of it's fixing inside the engine, causing it to be impossible to run at less than 4000 revs, but that's now been fixed.

Otherwise very happy with it.
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Have you thought of fitting twin Yamaha 115 two strokes engines
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Would that be your preference? Most rib owners I have spoken to prefer the idea of a single engine 4 stroke. I think I am going to go for the new 250hp Suzuki 4 stroke.
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Have you thought of fitting twin Yamaha 115 two strokes engines
You seem to be particularly keen on twin outboards! Any particular reason for this?

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Yes! Indeed!!!! Good Question!!!!
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