I have "inherited" a 6hp yamaha 4 stroke
on a 2.8m Avon Rib
on my new (old) boat which is located in France
Basically its a damn heavy rig with the yammie weighing in at just under 40kg on an already heavy RIB
for its size and it just barely gets me one up on a plane - add some gear
and forget it.
I want to swap it for either a used or new 2 stroke
9.9 or 15hp so i can do some miles in it but can only find the heavy 4 stroke
options here in France
due to something about global warming (it would take alot of tender
outboards to match the emmissions on 1 gas turbine generator
but thats another story)
Anyway does anyone have any insight on how to buy a 2 stroke
in France these days - is it possible to import
them from an online retailer? Have been looking for 2nd hand options but they are rare as hens teeth in my local harbour at least.