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  • Chinese outboards.

    Does anybody here have any experience with the Chinese made Seawalker outboard?
    Make sure the plug is in

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    Nothing good comes out of China as far as recreational motors
    Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

    Past Boats
    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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    • #3
      Most are cheap with no parts availability or servicing dealers.

      If you are real lucky, its a poor copy of some other brand. Again, with no parts or service available.

      If they claim parts are available, then try ordering a carb kit, and a fuel pump kit, and see how long it takes to get them. That will tell you all you need to know.


      Buy a Mercury - Yamaha - Evinrude - Suzuki - or - Tohatsu.

      If you can't afford a new one, then go used.
      Medford, WI


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      • #4
        Thank you for your answers. I much suspected the same thing, but my daughter just was on Bali (Indonesia) for vacation and she mentioned these outboards as commonly used. This makes me curious.
        Make sure the plug is in

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        • #5
          Yes they are affordable.----If used in salt water you just throw it away after 5 years anyway and buy a new one.----Why throw out an expensive one.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scott Danforth View Post
            Nothing good comes out of China as far as recreational motors
            40, 50 and 60 hp Mercury's are made in China.

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            • #7
              As long as you buy them knowing you probably are not going to be able to get parts for them in the future unless you are buying a name brand like Mercury that has some of their motors built overseas, then you are good to go. I know a lot of kids that have had a blast on Chinese ATV's and by time they break, the kids are to big for them.

              But they are very difficult to get parts for.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doh View Post

                40, 50 and 60 hp Mercury's are made in China.
                correct, so does GM's Buick division. however unlike Seawalker that has no parts or service support, Mercury Marine has parts and service support.
                Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

                1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                Past Boats
                1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
                1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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                • #9
                  Except Europe, now a days most if not all things powered with an engine are made in PRCH. Reputed engine manufacturers lower their overseas manufacturing costs which in most cases are not translated to customers. Should honor what they sell in terms of spare parts availability. If plan buying a chineese engine and save some bucks buy from a reputed US dealer stocking them at your own risk.

                  Happy Boating


                  Sea Rider 320, 380 Sibs, 450 Rib, 2 Strokes Tohatsu 5,18 & 30 HP Proud Smokers

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                  • #10
                    when I was researching repowering my boat a few months ago I found a company selling cheap yamaha motors in Indonesia. I contacted yamaha and was told among other things other than lack of parts and service that those types of foreign made motors would not be EPA approved.

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