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Old 14-08-2013, 02:58   #16
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For reliability I would recomend HONDA. Very quite and spares are not expensive compared with many other brands.

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Old 14-08-2013, 03:03   #17
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Re: What's the main advantage of a 3000 euro 15hp engine over a 1500 euro one?

My seller proposed a Parsun (1799 euro): Parsun F9.8

If I could find any motor to low the price to 1500, it would be great
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Old 14-08-2013, 03:18   #18
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Ah, by the way, I have a console boat, I don't know if this is a requirement for the motor, but I need to connect it to the steering wheel.
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Old 14-08-2013, 04:14   #19
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Ah, by the way, I have a console boat, I don't know if this is a requirement for the motor, but I need to connect it to the steering wheel.
yes the motor needs to be able to have a steering bracket fitted to the bracket that attaches it to the transom.,and slots for the control cables built in on the lower portion of the cover.

this is a hollow threaded tube at the pivot point of the transom attachment bracket,and most come without a steering/throttle control arm,if console steering is standard,some out boards can be modified,and the steering arm removed
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Old 14-08-2013, 06:24   #20
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Re: What's the main advantage of a 3000 euro 15hp engine over a 1500 euro one?

It's unlikely you'll get a 15hp of any make for 1500 euros, a big name brand like Honda, etc will be well over 2000. However, one of these is worth a look,

Hidea 15HP 4 Stroke Outboard Engine, Outboard Engines | Mailspeed Marine

Don't worry about 4-stroke, ALL outboards are 4 stroke now (certainly in Europe anyway) due to emissions, most makers have phased out their 2 stroke engines. A shame because they are much lighter for the same power.

If you want to connect remote steering, most larger engines should be ok so long as you already have the required brackets/cables, etc. on your tender.
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It's unlikely you'll get a 15hp of any make for 1500 euros, a big name brand like Honda, etc will be well over 2000. However, one of these is worth a look,

Hidea 15HP 4 Stroke Outboard Engine, Outboard Engines | Mailspeed Marine

Don't worry about 4-stroke, ALL outboards are 4 stroke now (certainly in Europe anyway) due to emissions, most makers have phased out their 2 stroke engines. A shame because they are much lighter for the same power.

If you want to connect remote steering, most larger engines should be ok so long as you already have the required brackets/cables, etc. on your tender.
Damn... that's my Suzuki 8/2stroke L/S at 750euro + shipping outa the window...

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Old 14-08-2013, 08:32   #22
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Re: What's the main advantage of a 3000 euro 15hp engine over a 1500 euro one?

I wouldn't say that Phil. People are always keen on mid power 2 strokes as the new supply has dried up. People with smaller boats love them for their weight v power.
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Is a Parsun F9.8 a good motor?
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Is a Parsun F9.8 a good motor?
It's a chinese built outboard that bears a striking resemblance to a Yamaha when up close. I have never heard one run though, only lookey looed in Guatemala at a boat that was in the water once a year or so.
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