Written on: 26/02/2014
Has been a good performing engine. Does well on a 10ft porta-bote although a slightly bigger HP engine would give better performance with two people in the boat. But I prefer less weight and can't expect 4HP performance from a 2.5. I've seen cheaper engines but you get more plastic with them and this model seems to be rugged. I have had no starting issues with this engine. Like any small engine, always run out the carb gas as much as possible. About one quart fills the tank and chances are you will need to refill if you are out all day. Metal prop and water pump/water flow appears rugged. Engine oil level indicator should probably be a dip stick and not the window which can be mysterious when first encountered (filling the oil to the upper edge of the opening is way too much) But once you see how the correct level looks,however, it works.
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Written by DaveCokayne