- Aug 24, 2020
Of course! Lol!
I've done that. The results were ok. Top end power did seem to increase. Idle performance became more rough & less reliable (even after tuning the idle mixture). If you look at the parts books for the 4hp & the 6hp, you will see that a few other parts are different, not just the carb.
I'm not aware of anyone who goes to have their engine checked. I stated that only because some tree-hugger types take exception to that sort of thing. I have offered to help someone get their outboard running better by adjusting their idle mix, only to find that they would prefer to deal with a poor running motor, rather than add more carbon to the air. Not everyone thinks that way, but some people do. I present the information only because I think that some people might want to know.Where does one go to have their outboard checked for compliance?
I'm sure you will be very happy with your 6hp four stroke. Plenty of power, and no need to mix oil with gas. Much quieter, too, when cruising around the anchorage. I'd suggest using ethanol free gas exclusively, and avoid those yearly carb rebuilds.Ok gang I put a deposit down today for a brand new Yamaha 6hp four stroke short shaft outboard engine. Cost new is $1600 which I thought was a pretty good price. I pick it up tomorrow. It has the internal gas tank which is cool. I decided the 6hp is just easier to deal with and should be plenty of power for my Zodiac.
I have to title the engine in SC which is another reason that buying it from a dealer here makes things easier. Looks like I’m going to have to register the boat as well because it has a motor greater than 4hp. Not a big deal - I just mail in the documents with the appropriate fees.
So in the end I was able to get a brand new 8’ 10” Zodiac Cadet with a brand new Yamaha 6hp for a grand total of $3000 before taxes, etc. Not a bad deal IMHO.
Funny, dude who sold me my boat said to be sure to get a solid floor.If you want an inflatable rather than a rib, I would recommend an Air-matt floor over any type of solid floor. Having lived with both, we loved our air floor with its ease of setup and hate the solid.