New Outboard - ~9.9hp

 Howdy,

I am in the market for a 9.9hp - 15hp to power the camping boat. The 5hp Yammy we had was a great motor (and hopefully still is) but it just didnt push our lardy arses around quick enough. 8 miles is a long trip squatting in an inflatable doing 4.5 knots.

The motor will be stored somewhere on either the roof rack or in the tray of the ute so it has to be physically moveable by myself so that is restricting us to around the 9.9hp area.

Question is: Has anyone recently purchased something around this size? Merc's seem to be the lightest and gruntiest though i have historically kept clear of them. 

I see Suzuki's have one in the range I am looking at but you dont see many of them around.

 

Has anyone got any advice for me? 


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 Been doing my homework on

Tue, 2020-12-29 17:50

 Been doing my homework on 15hp 4 strokes as am over the 2 stroke merc fumes even though the motor has been faultless. but as I need it to fit into my canopy the only 4 stroke that is compact enough is the yamaha but at 51kg is borderline. I haven't looked at 9.9 much but from memory are the same weight as 15's and 20's. Cam at custom boat loaders makes a good motor trolley that is easy to load into a tray, might pay to look at that as an option.

edit just noticed you are in an inflatable? how big is it?

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 3.3 Searano with inflatable

Tue, 2020-12-29 20:02

 3.3 Searano with inflatable floor. Comes in at 35 kg I think

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9.9/15

Tue, 2020-12-29 18:37

 The problem is that almost all 9.9 are also 15 hp size and weight, the 9,9 is for certain american lakes that state a enigine has to be less than 10hp to be used there,

thus a 15 hp gets de rated to suit.

 

All 4 strokes are heavy. Juts google the weights and dimensions ans see what suits you best, they are all pretty reliable these days.

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 Size wise they are the same

Tue, 2020-12-29 20:03

 Size wise they are the same perhaps but Merc 9.9 is 38 kg for 9.9 and Yammy 15 is 51kg. Yammy 9.9 (or is it 10?) is 45 I think

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Yes but

Tue, 2020-12-29 20:50

 I meant within a brand, not across brands. (generally)

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 There is still around 5kg

Wed, 2020-12-30 06:08

 There is still around 5kg between the ~10 and 15 hp ranges. I am the guy pulling plastic caps off screws to save weight in the camper so it is a factor.

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 Have a drive around the

Wed, 2020-12-30 06:49

 Have a drive around the dealers and compare each one, the leg might be be the same lenght to suit the transome but the body of the motor and position of tiller when packed for transport are vastly different on each brand.

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 Yamaha 9.9 is 40kg short

Wed, 2020-12-30 07:34

 Yamaha 9.9 is 40kg short shaft

Suzuki 9.9 is 39kg

Mercury 38kg

Honda 42kg

Add 10kgs to each weight for the 15hp

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 Cheers. I dare say we will

Thu, 2020-12-31 09:42

 Cheers. I dare say we will go Merc. Dont see too many small suzi's around other than in the Sierra's...