New 2.5hp Motor

Looking for a new lightweight motor for running around the bays @ Rottnest and to maybe take on other trips. I have a 2.4m inflatable floor Quicksilver to use it with. I'm not looking for anything more than walking speed performance and light weight convenience.

Any recommendations?

I am leaning towards the Honda 2.3hp @ $1240 but i understand people have a love/hate/love to hate relationship with them! Simple, reliable, but noisy...

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 I have a 3.3hp Mercury (2

Wed, 2020-11-18 18:23

 I have a 3.3hp Mercury (2 stroke) on a Zodiac 2.6m. Great little motor that is light & reasonably cheap to purchase. Ours hasnt missed a beat & its easy for kids to operate. 



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 I'd go the Honda. Air cooled

Wed, 2020-11-18 18:30

 I'd go the Honda. Air cooled so no water pump or flushing etc. Give it a squirt after a rotto wkend and hang it up in the shed. Mines on a 2.5m zodiac 

Should be able to get lsss than $1240 though??


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Interested to hear more

Wed, 2020-11-18 19:27

Interested to hear more Stevo... I call 3 places today an 2 quoted me $1300 and 1 @ $1240.

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 Maybe they've gone up mate.

Wed, 2020-11-18 19:46

 Maybe they've gone up mate. Im sure i paid closer to a 1K from Dinghy World maybe 18months ago?




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 What a shot - how good does

Thu, 2020-11-19 07:25

 What a shot - how good does that water look !!

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Parker point

Thu, 2020-11-19 09:02

Magic on a nice day 

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 I've had the Honda 2hp

Thu, 2020-11-19 16:54

 I've had the Honda 2hp previously but sold it soon after, the downside I found is they are super noisy, if this doesn't bother you then it's not a drama. I now have an Evinrude 3.5 4 stoke and it's good for around the bays at Rottnest. There is plenty of small outboards on marketplace just saw a 3.3 Mercury for $400 I would be going down that path

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 I steered clear of the

Tue, 2020-11-24 17:20

 I steered clear of the air-cooled ones because of the noise and the fact that they don't have reverse. I had one like that before and I found it annoying. I ended up picking up late model a 5hp Yamaha 2 stroke with about 10 hours on it from a member here.