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Old 16-04-2012, 18:10   #16
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Re: I Hate my Outboard

one word answer to solve your depression: Y A M A H A..... errr... 2 stroke. anything else and you get what you deserve.... :>)
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:12   #17
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Re: I Hate my Outboard

honda 4 stroke,,had a 15hp that lasted for years without a problem
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:18   #18
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Ok, I will play along...

... I guess it is a 4 stroke, and that it has one cylinder.

How did I do?

Sounds like a British Seagul to me.
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:19   #19
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Re: I Hate my Outboard

I have had 6 years from my Yammy and never a problem, always starts and great on gas its a 4 stroke with charger and built in controls.
I would recommend it to anyone needing an outboard
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:25   #20
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I second the Yamaha vote. Outboard tips..
Don't buy 4 strokes unless new and jap.
Single cylinder 4 strokes will be a bigger pain.
Mid 90's yam 2 strokes seem to be real good.
Make outboard #1 on your budget list.
If a outboard has bothered you for a while its your choice to be inconvienced by it.
Last summer found a 92 yam 9.9 and its started 1 pull every day since.
Currently have a Oct 2010 merc 3.5 4 stoke for sale, 1 owner, runs great, 88% of the time. will trade for anchor.
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:39   #21
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When I see a once happy owner-outboard relationship faltering for no good reason..the harsh words..the long engine silences..the awkward choking sputtering...even physical violence. It can only mean one thing - ETHANOL has claimed another victim.

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Old 16-04-2012, 18:51   #22
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When I see a once happy owner-outboard relationship faltering for no good reason..the harsh words..the long engine silences..the awkward choking sputtering...even physical violence. It can only mean one thing - ETHANOL has claimed another victim.

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ETHANOL.

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Old 16-04-2012, 23:41   #23
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You learn the true meaning of LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP when you own a British Seagull. ____Grant.
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Old 16-04-2012, 23:46   #24
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I have had perfect luck with my British Seagull.

I bought it about 10 years ago, and it started right up. I drained the fuel, and put it in my friend's machine shop (he needed it to take dimensions to make spare parts from).... it is still there today, and I continue to be very pleased with it.
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D.O. suggested electric. A 20 something kid was parked next to me last week. Had sailed a 28ft sloop solo from San Fran to NZ with no diesel or gas, just solar to battery to electric outboard. Had enough solar to power along all day at 3 knots when there was sun was out and 700AH on board in reserve.
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Another hateful owner
Last year I purchased a new chinnese brand 15hp 2 stroke outboard to replace a 6hp Johnson 4 stroke luckily I still have the Johnson as brand x after 3hrs is falling apart , the pull starter has been replaced twice and corosion is appearing already.I know the saying You Get What You Pay For . I guess someone has to be the crash test dummy
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Get rid of it and try another. Life is too short.

I have had great luck with outboards my whole life. My current one is a rather scruffy-looking 12-year old 25 horsepower Mariner. Runs like a top. Never once failed to start in 3 years of my ownership. I never flush it and rarely do any kind of service on it. Things break on my boat on an almost daily basis, but thank God the outboard, so far, has not been one of them.

Are not Mariner to 25hp rebadged Merc's?
My mariner starts with half a pull but then it has only done 10hrs. So it
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Two strokes need to be run hard. Pussy with them & they pussy with you. Give em a blat every time you use em.

If you won't tell us the brand, Don, you deserve the POS.
Ok, so I have a short attention span, you have a 4s.

Outboards that need lengthy foreplay should be recycled; If you continue to buy stuff from the people we lost our jobs to, (and expect them to be as good as we made) you should be recycled.
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maybe the outboard motor has feelings and dislikes the sailboat brand that it has to stay with?????? just a thought,,, maybe,,,,

I doubt it as I had it when I had my Cal and it was the same. Maybe it dislikes white boats!
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ETHANOL.

'nuff said.

Definintely! Woudn't start so I finally had to take apart the carb and clean out the gunk. It fired right up afterwards (not to be confused with running well). But now the carb is leaking.

And it is a 2HP Honda for all the people that it seems important to.
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Many whine that they never use any of what they learned in school.

Well, now all of that 7th grade profanity has a healthy outlet. Combined with adult perspective, you've been granted an opertunity to weave something artful. I'm envious.
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