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2.5hp outboard engines: The best?
I need to buy a small 4 stroke outboard engine and I want your advice about it.
I used for many years a Tohatsu small 2 stroke engine that had give me full satisfaction and never give a problem, but now we have to use 4st engines and that one is out of question.
4st engines are a lot heavier and that rules out anything except the smaller ones, with a weight between 15 and 19kg.
I have tried the Honda and I did not like it: Makes an infernal noise.
Have heard that the small Yamaha has sometimes trouble in starting.
Heard good things about the Suzuki.
and nothing about the Tohatsu, Selva, or about the several Chinese inexpensive one.
Low weight, easy start, low noise and of course trouble free are the main requirements for me and I guess for everyone, not to mention price, of course.
So, who was information to share?