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4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:28 am
by chris
which would you say was the better brand for 4 stroke motors in the small outboards,

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:55 am
by Collector Inspector
Number 1 for quality and everything else is

http://www.evinrude.com/en-US/engines/p ... ngines/4R4

Number 10 for quality and everything not is one of these.

Briggs (I think that they have discontinued them :D )

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Anywhere in between as long as you start from the top then search for known brands etc

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Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:11 am
by Hugz
Is $1250 a reasonable price? or is retail inflated?

http://blakesmarine-px.rtrk.com.au/

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:51 am
by skyetoyman
I have a 6hp Suzuki 4 stroke (new) . Seems to be getting good reports in the press (F & B small craft section) Very wet and windy - so haven't had it on the boat yet.
Starts well and is fairly quiet - lighter than most 6 hp's.

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:16 am
by Charles uk
How much of these apart from the Evinrude label is of US manufacture?

Why not cut out the middleman?

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:41 am
by Niander101
Id of thought all the big well known brands will be of good quality

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:49 am
by Vic
Many of the familiar "big names" now rebadge Tohatsus, at least for the smaller engines in their ranges.

Whatever you feel inclined to look at compare it with a Tohatsu You may well find they are the same. If not Tohatsu then very probably another of the far-eastern brands.
Eg Suzuki or Yamaha.

Evinrude is not the brand it once was.... sadly.

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:19 pm
by 1650bullet
Either Suzuki or Tohatsu Chris. Suzuki only sells 4 strokes and nothing more. The all new Johnson outboard motors are just a rebadged Suzuki now. Some Mercury and Mariner outboards are rebadged Tohatsu as well. If it were me I would toss up between them 2.

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:22 pm
by Collector Inspector
This getting rather interesting.

Good topic.

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Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:45 pm
by Collector Inspector
1650bullet wrote:Either Suzuki or Tohatsu Chris. Suzuki only sells 4 strokes and nothing more. The all new Johnson outboard motors are just a rebadged Suzuki now. Some Mercury and Mariner outboards are rebadged Tohatsu as well. If it were me I would toss up between them 2.
OK

Now what?

http://www.globalsuzuki.com/marine/2st.html

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Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:57 pm
by 1650bullet
Yeh sorry. From 15Hp and up its all 4 stroke

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:48 pm
by Stelios_Rjk
I would suggest 2 strokes with injection in any case. Lighter, reliable and won't have the consumption a regular 2 stroke has that use a carburetor.

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:47 pm
by Vic
1650bullet wrote:Either Suzuki or Tohatsu Chris. Suzuki only sells 4 strokes and nothing more. The all new Johnson outboard motors are just a rebadged Suzuki now. Some Mercury and Mariner outboards are rebadged Tohatsu as well. If it were me I would toss up between them 2.
I think you will find that BRP have now dropped the Johnson brand name.

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:10 pm
by Oyster 49
I chartered a yacht out to sail to the Scillies a few years ago. A dinghy and outboard was essential. The little honda that came with the yacht was excellent. 4-stroke with centrifugal clutch and small integral fuel tank. Turn the fuel on, open the choke and it started first pull. Leave on about 1/3 choke and it warmed on a fast tickover with no enrichment or drive to the prop. Pumped water well. Dive into the dinghy open the throttle off you go. Could be lifted with one hand as well. All round an excellent product.

I would always look at Honda products, (Unless it has 2 wheels of course - Then it's Triumph for me)

Re: 4 stroke outboards

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:02 pm
by lakeviewlad
Tohatsu or Yamaha.It's about as simple as that. :) A mate has a Yamaha 9.9 4 stroke for YEEEEEEERS...Always starts and NEVER gave the slightest bother. :D