View Poll Results: Which 50hp outboard would you pick?

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  • Evinrude (E-Tec, DFI 2-stroke)

    11 19.64%
  • Honda (4-stroke)

    11 19.64%
  • Mercury (4-stroke)

    1 1.79%
  • Suzuki (4-stroke)

    5 8.93%
  • Tohatsu (4-stroke)

    1 1.79%
  • Yamaha (4-stroke)

    27 48.21%
  • Other (please post details...)

    0 0%
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Thread: Pick your new 50hp outboard

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    Default Pick your new 50hp outboard

    Hypothetical discussion. You're going to hang a brand new 50hp 4-stroke on your *typical* Kenai river boat. Assuming you've got the $$$ to cover any of these, who are you going to pick?
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    Default 50 HP Choice

    I used to run nothing but Honda 4 Strokes, but have recently switched both of my boats to 4 stroke Yamahas. Both are great motors, but the Yamahas are 10 percent lighter.

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    I like the E-Tecs myself. On a side note, does anybody make a 50 that is pull start?

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    Default Yamaha

    Lot of support for the yami's... other than the 10% weight factor, anyone care to explain why they like the Yamaha so much more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpv View Post
    I used to run nothing but Honda 4 Strokes, but have recently switched both of my boats to 4 stroke Yamahas. Both are great motors, but the Yamahas are 10 percent lighter.
    I think if you look at the newest info you will find that the Hondas are now the lightest on the market. They do have a smaller alternator but this is rarely an issue. I personally am very interested in the Suzuki. I've heard some really good things but I think you probably can't go wrong with any of them.

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    Default Pull Start

    I believe that all the 50 electric start motors have pull start backup. Check out the manufacture's web site for specs. My 45 Hondas took a little umph to pull start.
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