I bought a very cheap
2hp Chinese 2 stroke for a very small tender
. It will only ever be used to travel from the boat ramp
to where our yacht is moored (about 200 metres). We already have a much larger tender
on the yacht that will be used when away from home.
The Chinese motor
is noisy, rough, uses a lot of fuel
and will probably not last too long compared to a quality motor
. However, it starts first or second pull, I can lift
it with one hand and it was less than a quarter of the price
of a quality second hand motor of same size. Happy to have it for this tender. Would I put a larger one on the main tender? Not on your life!
As others have pointed out, these manufacturers will improve their quality very rapidly. Within 5 years they will be quite reasonable and in 10 as good as the main manufacturers.