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    Default 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    Does anyone own one? Is it reliable? I'm thinking of one as an outboard for my 18 foot JIM.

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    I think I do. It's great.


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    Will 2hp be enough for JIM Phil ?
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    Default Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    I've had 2 or three over the years. Great little motor.

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    Thanks John. JIM will weigh around 300 kg with me aboard and a few stores. Will it be strong enough to push me along ?
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    Default Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    I used a honda 2.3hp on a bigger heavier boat (red witch) and found it about right for use in moderate winds and slowish tidal currents. If needed against strong winds and currents then a little extra grunt might be good... or just anchor and wait for favourable conditions.

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    Default Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Does anyone own one? Is it reliable? I'm thinking of one as an outboard for my 18 foot JIM.

    I had one for a while. The stop for the handle is easily broken and the carbs block up. Otherwise reliable.
    I have a 3 hp Tohatsu 2 st which has been totally reliable, also have a 2 hp Honda 4 st which is my all time favourite small outboard. As a by the way, either of those engines have no trouble pushing my 1200 kg 18 ft gaff sloop. I'm not sure that the Yamaha would do that.


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    Our 2.5 Suzuki pushes our 17 foot Daysailer along at hull speed at 1/3 throttle, boat and crew around 450 kg (1000 pounds). Some motors have different props, depending on whether you want power or speed. Anyway that 2 hp should get you around.



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    Thanks gentlemen, much appreciated advice. I may try to find a 3 hp instead.
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    Default Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    I used one on a Hartley 16 for a while, it was plenty

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    I have a 2hp 2stroke Yamaha Malta, and its been the most reliable outboard I've ever had.
    No problem pushing a 14' grp rowboat for what that's worth
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    Default Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    I’ve a 30 year old 2 stroke Yamaha ,reliable and easy to fix, pushes my 1500lb Nordica with no problems, light weight in the 15 to 20 lb range, fairly quite too.

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    Default Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    You may have different outboards down under than we do here in North America but I have a Yamaha 2.5 HP 4 stroke that I just bought this spring for Fire-Drake. Quarter throttle pushes Fire-Drake (who weighs about 360 kg) along at close to 4 knots. Half throttle gets you hull speed at about 5 1/2 knots. Full throttle makes more noise and consumes more fuel but doesn't add any speed. So, more than enough power.

    A little more than 30 hours on the motor to date. It's been dead reliable so far.
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    The pictured outboard is a basic 2 stroke yammy. They're everywhere here, unlike John I've not had any fuel blockage or other problems with them. My 'new' 3.5 HP tohatsu is a total pos thats spent more time as metal baggage being hauled around the pacfic and nz on the pushpit of the boat broken than it has running.It crapped out at 10 months old and tohatsu does not stand by their product.
    I fixed it's main problem though , I bought and fitted a yamaha 2 HP fuel tap to it.But every time I go to use it, it's some new lemon of an issue.

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    JB I think you need to ditch that Tohatsu and move on. Life is too short.

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    I had a Tohatsu brush cutter once, initially good but no parts support ever.
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