Originally Posted by ogalili
I have a Walker Bay Genesis 310 RIB
with a 4 stroke Johnson 15HP.
It weighs 115 LBS
I am thinking of replacing it and here is what I am thinking -
2 Stroke 9 HP,
Or Diesel 9 HP
You mean the outboard
weighs 115-lbs, yes? (Our WB 310 FTD weighs 135-lbs, I think).
What are you trying to solve? Do you not have a way to carry the dink with outboard mounted? Or are you thinking about dismantling the system for winterizing and then reinstalling in Spring? Or...?
When we moved to a larger outboard, I chose the Suzuki DF15A, with the electric
start option, 107-lbs. I think the pull-start-only model is something like 98-lbs or thereabouts. While less than your Yamaha, maybe not significantly less enough to make much difference if you're having to manhandle the motor
But we can carry the dinghy
with outboard mounted.... and for end of season movement to storage
, I bought a boat trailer
. MUCH MUCH MUCH easier than schlepping heavy stuff around separately.