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Whalerdan posted 02-03-2003 02:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whalerdan   Send Email to Whalerdan  
Does anyone know where I may find test reports/comparisons for outboard motors. I was hoping to find something where someone (under controled conditions) compared 50hp motors on the same boat.
reelescape1 posted 02-03-2003 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
The Yamaha site has some tests in PDF format.
acassidy posted 02-03-2003 05:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
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You will have to dig around in "boat test with these engine brands"
acassidy posted 02-03-2003 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy
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weekendwarrior posted 02-03-2003 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for weekendwarrior  Send Email to weekendwarrior     
You can find some tests here:

I think the 50HP only shows Honda engines with different props, but other HP catagories show non-Honda engines.

jimh posted 02-05-2003 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The type of test you are looking for, which uses the same boat and mounts many different motors on it, is hard to find. Most of these test reports are produced by the engine maker or the boat maker (who has a deal with a particular engine maker).

TRAILER BOAT magazine has published a few comparison tests, but I don't know if they just give them away online. You may have to buy a back issue.

Any engine test is also a propeller test, and the results may be more influenced by the propeller used than by differences in the engines. A bad propeller choice can make an engine look like a dog.

bsmotril posted 02-05-2003 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Powerboat Reports has run a few such tests. They have a web site and reprints can be ordered from there. They are a consumer reports type of publication for boaters that does not sell any advertising at all, so their tests are pretty objective.
jimh posted 02-06-2003 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The website has some nice audio-video boat tests, but one should be aware that these are not without some financial support from the manufacturers or brands mentioned.

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