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Old 17-07-2008, 07:24   #16
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All small 2 stroke engines are not sold in North America because of emissions.
Maybe Canada, but ya can buy 2 strokes in the US..
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Old 27-01-2016, 08:17   #17
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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

Does anyone know the name of a Suzuki outboard dealer in George Town? Or Spanish Wells or the Marsh Harbor area?

All I need for now is a zinc anode for my 2.5hp 4-stroke.

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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

Abaco Suzuki Ltd
Queen Elizabeth Dr, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Phone: 242-367-3697
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Old 28-01-2016, 01:53   #19
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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

Probably about 6 years ago we got a 2 stroke 5 hp in marsh harbor. after 30,000 miles and a lot of dink rides in the usa, western and eastern Caribbean, and now the med we find the 5 hp works great for us and we can get anywhere anyone else can get it just might take us a couple of minutes longer. but light easy to handle and I can work on it.

Not sure you can still get them there but worth a try.
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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

Don't know where everyone is getting their "cheaper than in the US" outboards in the Bahamas. We recently bought a new one and found it was cheaper to ship it from Florida (Watermakers Air is a good deal) than to buy it here. We found outboards in the 15 - 25 hp range about $1000 more expensive than their US equivalents, and 2-strokes were no bargain either.
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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

I looked at buying a 2 stroke yamaha in georgetown from Minns water sports in georgetown exuma after my 4 stroke Yamaha 15 died for the umpteenth time and found that you can,t get Yamaha 4 stroke parts for less than 60 hp inthe Bahamas. The price was several hundrd dollars less than the 4 stroke version in the US. The problem was you could not get the 2 stroke serviced in the US. Also the 2 stroke was not rated as Ethanol compatible. That's not a problem outside of the US, but I spend half the year in the US and cannot always find ethanol free gas. I was not willing to spend 5 weeks waiting for a new carb to be shipped in from the states, so I bought a used Tohatsu from a fellow cruiser and bought a new Suzuki 15 when I got back to the US. No more carburetors for me!!!!
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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

If weight is the only reason to go for the 2 strokes, Suzuki now makes 20 HP 4-strokes that weigh only 7 pounds more than the 15 HP Enduro's.

2016 Suzuki 20 HP DF20AS Outboard | Free Shipping

Just an FYI - we had a friend buy a Mercury 2 stroke in the Bahamas last year. Because of shipping concerns, the engines are not shipped with oil, including lower unit oil. The dealer in the Bahamas never properly prepped the engine and the lower unit went belly up. Mercury stepped up to the plate and had a US dealer replace the lower unit under warranty.
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I looked at buying a 2 stroke yamaha in georgetown from Minns water sports in georgetown exuma after my 4 stroke Yamaha 15 died for the umpteenth time and found that you can,t get Yamaha 4 stroke parts for less than 60 hp inthe Bahamas. The price was several hundrd dollars less than the 4 stroke version in the US. The problem was you could not get the 2 stroke serviced in the US. Also the 2 stroke was not rated as Ethanol compatible. That's not a problem outside of the US, but I spend half the year in the US and cannot always find ethanol free gas. I was not willing to spend 5 weeks waiting for a new carb to be shipped in from the states, so I bought a used Tohatsu from a fellow cruiser and bought a new Suzuki 15 when I got back to the US. No more carburetors for me!!!!
Bought a Yamaha 15 2 stroke from minns three or four years ago.. What service do you need in the US? I've had three of these motors and they've never had to go to the shop. Simple, easy even with ethanol . just clean the carb every so often. I run 50:1 in them, they'll last longer than 100:1.

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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

Captain bill, I was there when you were looking for a carb kit for your 4 stroke.

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Bought a Yamaha 15 2 stroke from minns three or four years ago.. What service do you need in the US? I've had three of these motors and they've never had to go to the shop. Simple, easy even with ethanol . just clean the carb every so often. I run 50:1 in them, they'll last longer than 100:1.

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If you like rebuilding carbs all the time that's fine. I was tired of rebuilding my Ethanol rated Yamaha carb every couple of months. I was not ready to take on one that was not rated for ethanol. I only paid about $200 more than they wanted for a fuel injected Suzuki. No more carbs for me.
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No need to rebuild, just clean the carb. No parts needed.

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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

Thank you!, much appreciated!
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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

I'm in the Bahamas. Georgetown.
I have a 12 foot Porte Bote with a 8 hp 2 stroke Yamaha at 58 pounds. Works well.

I need to put an outboard on a 10 foot Porte Bote.

My first preference would be to put this 8hp unit on the 10 footer and buy a new motor for the 12 footer. But I could work the other way around.

So I'm looking for suggestions on where here to buy such a motor.

And if folks have suggestions on different brands/models that would be good also.

I just need to keep weight down to 60 pounds and have an external tank. A small integral tank just doesn't cut it.

Many thanks.
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Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

The Mercury 2 stroke 9.8 is actually a tohatsu. It is the lightest ( for the horsepower) 59 lbs. Anybody can fix it in the Bahamas or us.
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Re: Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

I priced one out last month in Georgetown exumas ....2300 plus vat for the 15 hp... it would take about a week to get it....

Two strokes are great and I have one , but after giving it a lot of consideration... I will go for a 15 or 20 hp four stroke Honda for the simple reason... one gas, and better fuel economy....dinghy fuel are one of our biggest expenses along with the two stroke oil....4 stroke parts are available and will become more available.....

And I would not get anything smaller than a 15 for the Bahamas .... we have an 8hp and it's ok with 2 people .... but add a third person or a jerry can of fuel and water and it's a dog...this is one of the biggest lessons I have learned this year
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