Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
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I've got two 5 hp Honda's. One is an '01, the other an '04. They've been reliable. It's a little like having the Tasmanian Devil on the back of your boat, but they've been easy to start (pull start).
A con that almost makes me want to give up having them is getting parts. They change stuff and upgrade things so often that I had a hell of a time getting the right fuel connector and it was insanely overpriced. In my neck of the woods, not too many people deal with them so if you're like me and that one parts dealer's service leaves something to be desired, you're just going to have to suck it up. Because of all of the changes and upgrades, you'll probably have to take the part in and the ID number and let them look at it.
But the actual outboards have been good to me (touch wood).
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