What about Yamaha? I have two yamahas, including a 9.9 electric start. I haven't owned them long enough (less than a year each) to really comment on them, but I have generally been happy with their quality so far. I am interested what people with more experience say about the Yamaha.
(the 9.9 is probably somewhat less than 10 years old, though well maintained. The only bug is that it won't draw in gas properly when it is idling, so after a few minutes it will shut off. The remedy is to pump the bulb a few times every minute or so (more if the engine is cold) when idling. This is a PITA when entering/exiting the marina, but not too bad... figuring out how to fix this is on that loooong boat maintenance list I keep in my wallet...)
Last edited by peterchech; 12-27-2011 at 04:36 PM.
Reason: you beat me to it delite :)