Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Store Links Mobile - Shop Now



Help Tip: If you have a question that has not been answered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new thread of your own. By starting your own thread, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum members.

Below are some additional forum policies in hopes of all iboats members will follow, Thank you.

1. Please do not reply to old topics or hijack existing topics. Old topics of a technical nature are like a library book, Please do not write in them.

2. Old topics should be considered archives and used for reference only. Please do not reply to them.

3. Do not take over someone elses topic (aka hijack) with your own question, even if it is similar. If you have a question that has not been covered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new topic of your own.

4. If you have a question for the original poster (OP) and the topic is over 30 days old, send the OP a PM, he may not even visit the forums any longer, or may not notice your question in the old topic.

5. By starting your own topic, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum helpers that may not even notice your question when its posted at the end of someone elses topic. And those answers will be specific to your particular issue.

6. Please do not post to topics that have been inactive for more than 3 months unless you are the original poster. We have very active forums and any topic that remains inactive for that long should be considered "dead". It is especially confusing when there is an entirely new question posted to an old topic.

7. Posting at the end of any topic is considered to be hijacking the original posters topic which in turn subjects the topic to be closed if it continues to happen thus not making it fair to the original poster in the future had for some reason he/she needed to return for additional information or provide an update of the problem solved which is always welcomed within a reasonable amount of time frame.

8. Please note that you should see a red banner pop up near the bottom of each inactive topic asking you not to reply to old topics. The Red banner will read: Please note this topic has been inactive for 90 days. For the best results, please start a new topic.

Thank you all in advance for doing your part in helping iboats run a smooth ship.

Additional forum rules linked below.
See more
See less

Parsun Outboard Motors - What are they ?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Parsun Outboard Motors - What are they ?

    I keep on seing promotions .. just what are these Parsun outboard motors ?

    a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work ..

  • #2
    Re: Parsun Outboard Motors - What are they ?

    Chinese-made copies of Yamahas. You pays your money and you takes your chances.

    Sure...go ahead and laugh at my old aluminum boat. It's paid for!


    • #3
      Re: Parsun Outboard Motors - What are they ?

      "You pays your money, you take yer chances..."

      Indeed... Thought I'd weigh in one this one.

      I grabbed an APS 4-stroke 9.9, the "model" sold at the store known affectionately as Crappy Tire here in Canada.

      I have several outboard motors, for different purposes, and when my trusty old Suzuki DT-6 ('91) proved not quite enough to plane my Zodiac with 2 persons, I decided to get a new 9.9. or a 15. I had a Yammie 15 2-stroke for many years in the salt chuck back out west, and I sure miss her...

      Going to the boat show last February here in Halifax, I was stunned to see the prices of new outboards in this range. 4 grand, tax in, for a 15 - slightly less for a 9.9....are you kidding me? That's almost DOUBLE the price of 10-15 years ago! The whole move to 4-stroke has been a real boon to the manufactures, reminds me of the flat screen TV folks when they first came out - suddenly everybody is forced to "upgrade" their possessions at a new, higher price...

      No other engine-product has jumped as high, that fast, IMO, as have outboard motors.

      Anyway, after my '73 Evinrude 9.5 left me stranded for the tenth time with a flooding/no-start...I panicked, with the boating season looming, and in June I grabbed a new 9.9 APS (Parsun) at CT for about $2500 tax in.
      I wish I had not.

      It's heavy (107 lbs), it vibrates, and has been in the shop TWICE in its first 6 hours...not even broke in yet! The only consolation is that the authorized repair center in Bridgewater is pretty good. Crappy Tire, much less so...they will NOT publish my 'review' on their site, even though as I say below, a sample of "one" is not good statistics. In fact I even gave it a 4/5 overall...but less in reliability, and I was critical of their customer service...after the engine failed on day 8 after my purchase, I was told I was "on my own" as the 7 day period had passed!

      I have written three reviews for Canadian Tire, each more "gentle" (but firm) about the engine. Not one has been allowed on the site. I even stopped referring to their service manager as someone who had clearly never even been in a boat, let alone ran an outboard... ;-) (or words to that effect)

      However, it IS possible that I have a "lemon"; I wouldn't rate this engine on just my experience alone. When it works, it runs similar to other big-ole 4 strokes I've used, lol, e.g. It's heavy, a bit sluggish...but it turns out the power and speed when it needs to...

      In retrospect, I wish I'd waited for a good deal on a newer used 2-stroke.

      I would be curious to hear any others that have this engine, and if they had the same problem as me (carb)?


      Just my tup'penny's worth...


      • #4
        Sign up today
        Re: Parsun Outboard Motors - What are they ?

        Go on Youtube and listen to some of them running. You won't want one after that.
        We do not inherit the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children.