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APS Outboard

Hi,

I've been looking for an outboard for my dingy for the past few months, and came across this brand "APS". I've tried searching for them on the web but have found little information. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them?

5HP

I can get these for half the price of a "brand" name outboard. While I'm sure the quality isn't as great as on of the brand names, the fact that I can literally buy two of these for the same price as a brand name one might make up for it no?

What do you think?

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In many cases, you get what you pay for... are you on fresh water or salt? If you're on salt, I'd go name brand instead.
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Check out Welcome Tomos Canada. It's a Canadian outfit that makes scooters and outboard motors.
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Having read the "about" section of their web site I would surmise that they do not make the APS outboards. It sounds like they are only a distributor. So the obvious question is, who makes them?

They are made by Parsun Outboard Motors in Canada. Here's their web site. PARSUN HOME OUTBOARDS PARSUN OUTBOARD MOTORS Supposedly they meet all Canadian and EU standards and are CE certified.

They also have a list of distributors at the bottom of the page.

PS; having read more of their web site I still get this sneaky suspicion that they are actually made some where else.
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Pretty sure they are only distributed by Parsun.

If you check a little deeper, you will find they are made in China.
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Yup they are Chinese clones. They may be OK but I would make sure I had a local supplier who would stand behind then with a deceny spares inventory.
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I have a yamaha and if these are aftermarket,& in lieu of above would stay away.marc
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is the 15hp engine 100% part compatible with Yamaha, or only partly? I ask because I plan on cruising away from North America, where Yammy parts are easy to find.

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And just HTF would you get the correct yamaha part without a yamaha serial number so they can look it up
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I dont like seeing something without a dealer network passed off as a good thing OR the delusion its even remothly of the same quality as yamaha
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