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Got a new outboard for the dink.

How many on here have or have owned a British Seagull. I just got a 40minus model. It runs fine, but i would like to hear from others that own or have owned them.





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No, not for me, thanks. I have a 2hp 4 stroke Honda.
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when did you sell Lola??

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About mid April. Got an offer that i couldn't refuse.


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"The Best Outboard Motor for the World"

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Looks like it's air cooled...which equates to noise (weed eater anyone?). Do you find it to be noisy?

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Its water cooled. It is a little noisy, but not much more than a 2.5 or 3hp Tohatsu/Nissan 2stroke.


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Ah, the Atomic 4 of the outboard world! Fewer moving parts that the average artificial arm, or so I understand.

I wouldn't turn one down, because they are supposedly very reliable and super-torque-y, which I prefer in a tender engine... but then I one two sextants. I just bought a Honda 4-stroke 2 HP (air-cooled), and while noisy, it's not ridiculously so, and to have my compact wife single-hand it off its transom is something to behold. It gives the Portabote 5 knots with 3 people aboard and seems to run on a litre of gas for...well, I don't know how long, as I've had it out three times so far and it's still more than half-full.

I don't like the external aft tank from a weight point of view, but I do like it from a filling point of view and the fact that you could probably figure out the fuel remaining by tapping the tank with a coin or a pencil.

Also, no one will steal that because it looks more like a weed whacker than an outboard.
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