No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers ***
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling ~ NO POLITICS

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting~The Pen and Quill

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum~ Fermenter's Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products


Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll #7619414
07/04/22 09:03 PM
07/04/22 09:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 15,171
OH
Catch22 Offline OP
trapper
Catch22  Offline OP
trapper

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 15,171
OH
Been doing some research and decided to go with a outboard for my canoe. 4 stroke. So far the top three are, in no particular order,

1. Mercury

2. Suzuki

3. Yamaha

Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated. Or perhaps one I've overlooked, thanks y'all!!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619415
07/04/22 09:05 PM
07/04/22 09:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 6,623
Iowa
T
trapdog1 Offline
trapper
trapdog1  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 6,623
Iowa
Honestly, I don't think you can't go wrong with any of those.

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619417
07/04/22 09:10 PM
07/04/22 09:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
J
Jurassic Park Offline
trapper
Jurassic Park  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
Yamaha. Cheaper than Mercury and very reliable. I bought a 6hp 4 stroke Yamaha a couple years ago and read quite a bit on them. Yamaha is the way to go.

Last edited by Jurassic Park; 07/04/22 09:10 PM.

Cold as ice!
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619418
07/04/22 09:11 PM
07/04/22 09:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 168
Barbour county,WV
O
Oleo Acres Offline
trapper
Oleo Acres  Offline
trapper
O

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 168
Barbour county,WV
Pretty sure Tohatsu makes the mercury . I have a 3.5 horse Tohatsu 4 stroke on a Sun Dolphin Pro 120. total weight of people , motor , gear , and boat must be close to 700-750 lbs. It pushes us up the river no problem . I'd recommend it , 8 or 10 year warranty . Starts easy and rune very well . About $ 1000 out the door. Has a small gas tank on top ,ran 55 minutes up the river at 3/4 to full throttle.

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619419
07/04/22 09:12 PM
07/04/22 09:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 8,832
Maine, Aroostook
Posco Offline
trapper
Posco  Offline
trapper

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 8,832
Maine, Aroostook
I had a 2 hp Honda I used on a fifteen foot square stern. Great little outboard.

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Jurassic Park] #7619422
07/04/22 09:13 PM
07/04/22 09:13 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 15,171
OH
Catch22 Offline OP
trapper
Catch22  Offline OP
trapper

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 15,171
OH
Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
Yamaha. Cheaper than Mercury and very reliable. I bought a 6hp 4 stroke Yamaha a couple years ago and read quite a bit on them. Yamaha is the way to go.

JP, They are about the same price now, as far as I've seen. I do admit I think the Yamaha looks like it's built better and I like the aluminum prop.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619436
07/04/22 09:28 PM
07/04/22 09:28 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
J
Jurassic Park Offline
trapper
Jurassic Park  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
Originally Posted by Catch22
Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
Yamaha. Cheaper than Mercury and very reliable. I bought a 6hp 4 stroke Yamaha a couple years ago and read quite a bit on them. Yamaha is the way to go.

JP, They are about the same price now, as far as I've seen. I do admit I think the Yamaha looks like it's built better and I like the aluminum prop.


Now that I think about it, they were the same price except one place had the Yamaha $100 or $130 cheaper. So I lucked out on that one. Still, Yamaha would be my choice. Good luck!


Cold as ice!
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619456
07/04/22 09:53 PM
07/04/22 09:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 29
ME
M
Mainelogger Offline
trapper
Mainelogger  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 29
ME
I had a 2.5 Yamaha I bought new and loved it! Unfortunately destroyed it in a automobile accident If I ever decide to go new again that's what I'll get.

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619460
07/04/22 09:57 PM
07/04/22 09:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,510
Manitoba
N
Northof50 Online mad
trapper
Northof50  Online Mad
trapper
N

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,510
Manitoba
the old 3 hp 2 stroke Yamee is bullet proof, it is nice with a reverse-n-forward

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619537
07/04/22 11:51 PM
07/04/22 11:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 8,865
Asheville, NC
C
charles Offline
trapper
charles  Offline
trapper
C

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 8,865
Asheville, NC
My last two outboards were Yamaha. Worked great. Best generator and lawnmower engines Iíve owned were Honda. Generator was about 20 hp two cylinder. mower was their top of the line walk behind. Both were 100% dependable. Had a four stroke Honda tiller that was junk. Too small for the job.

The key to a reliable small engine is maintenance and fresh non ethanol fuel. Change your oil every season. Store your engine indoors with the shaft down. Check your lower unit for water frequently.

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619751
07/05/22 10:34 AM
07/05/22 10:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,611
Oregon
beaverpeeler Offline
trapper
beaverpeeler  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,611
Oregon
Yamaha.


"Semper la caccia dei castori"
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619856
07/05/22 12:44 PM
07/05/22 12:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,818
American In the Pyrenees; Fran...
S
swift4me Offline
trapper
swift4me  Offline
trapper
S

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,818
American In the Pyrenees; Fran...
If I was buying something bigger I'd probably look at a Yamaha but I ran 2 horse Honda on my scull boat for years without a problem..... even in shallow mud bottom brackish water.

Pete

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619936
07/05/22 02:37 PM
07/05/22 02:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,183
USA-WI
K
Kre Offline
trapper
Kre  Offline
trapper
K

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,183
USA-WI
I had a 3.3 Merc, built by Tohatsu, that was a nice, reliable little motor. I never should have sold it.

But, you might have to buy whatever you can find.

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619987
07/05/22 03:35 PM
07/05/22 03:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12,867
Finally run aground in TN
Scuba1 Offline
"color blind Kraut"
Scuba1  Offline
"color blind Kraut"

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12,867
Finally run aground in TN
Pah... modern margarita mixes is what those things are ....... In that power class there is only one real outboard and I have one of them. The one and only British Seagull.

[Linked Image]


I do all my own stunts ... but never intentionally ... Let's go Brandon

"Shall not comply" with morons who don't understand "shall not infringe."
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619989
07/05/22 03:40 PM
07/05/22 03:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
J
Jurassic Park Offline
trapper
Jurassic Park  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
Scuba, he wants a 4 stroke.


Cold as ice!
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619991
07/05/22 03:43 PM
07/05/22 03:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12,867
Finally run aground in TN
Scuba1 Offline
"color blind Kraut"
Scuba1  Offline
"color blind Kraut"

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12,867
Finally run aground in TN
Wimp


I do all my own stunts ... but never intentionally ... Let's go Brandon

"Shall not comply" with morons who don't understand "shall not infringe."
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7619994
07/05/22 03:47 PM
07/05/22 03:47 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
J
Jurassic Park Offline
trapper
Jurassic Park  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,553
MB
Looks like that motor hasnít seen the water in a while. Always working on it?


Cold as ice!
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Scuba1] #7620023
07/05/22 04:34 PM
07/05/22 04:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,297
MD
D
DaveP Offline
trapper
DaveP  Offline
trapper
D

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,297
MD
Originally Posted by Scuba1
Pah... modern margarita mixes is what those things are ....... In that power class there is only one real outboard and I have one of them. The one and only British Seagull.

[Linked Image]



Man, I thought I was running a dinosaur...

[Linked Image]

Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Jurassic Park] #7620034
07/05/22 04:54 PM
07/05/22 04:54 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12,867
Finally run aground in TN
Scuba1 Offline
"color blind Kraut"
Scuba1  Offline
"color blind Kraut"

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12,867
Finally run aground in TN
Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
Looks like that motor hasnít seen the water in a while. Always working on it?


Its a 1941 Seagull that I have restored. I don't have the right bot to put it on though. It would look great on a wooden skiff.

Last edited by Scuba1; 07/05/22 04:57 PM.

I do all my own stunts ... but never intentionally ... Let's go Brandon

"Shall not comply" with morons who don't understand "shall not infringe."
Re: Opinions on 2.5/3.5hp outboards. Poll [Re: Catch22] #7620044
07/05/22 05:01 PM
07/05/22 05:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 13,294
Green County Wisconsin
G
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
trapper
GREENCOUNTYPETE  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 13,294
Green County Wisconsin
Originally Posted by Catch22
Been doing some research and decided to go with a outboard for my canoe. 4 stroke. So far the top three are, in no particular order,

1. Mercury

2. Suzuki

3. Yamaha

Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated. Or perhaps one I've overlooked, thanks y'all!!


with those 3 it is a little like buying the top 3 names in chain saws
who is around for dealers?
how far do you have to drive to one?
do any of them have anything in stock?
do they do their own work or send it out?
who stocks parts?


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread