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Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: Diane Campbell] #445123
08/24/12 08:24 PM
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Do you have a "like" button...jam up

Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: Oceana] #445124
08/24/12 08:52 PM
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The previous posters know way more than me about the best boat. However, if you have the boat and you like it don't worry. You are going out for pleasure, not work, the weather will be nice (assuming you check). Bow riders are not rough weather boats, which you knew when you bought it. I would get a kicker engine, a boat lift with a roof, and a service manual. Plan to do your own work. Order your parts on-line. Get retired ASAP!

Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: LarkCayeRes] #445125
08/24/12 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LarkCayeRes
The previous posters know way more than me about the best boat. However, if you have the boat and you like it don't worry. You are going out for pleasure, not work, the weather will be nice (assuming you check). Bow riders are not rough weather boats, which you knew when you bought it. I would get a kicker engine, a boat lift with a roof, and a service manual. Plan to do your own work. Order your parts on-line. Get retired ASAP!


I AM retired. BTW, I will be living in Placencia. I'll be down in a couple of weeks for a month, so will check out the lay of the land.

Thanks all for the comments.

Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: gkyle] #445456
08/29/12 03:02 PM
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Thanks to all of the wonderful input, I have sourced a different boat-one with an 4-stroke outboard and 12" draft.

My next question revolves around potential servicing in Belize: Suzuki or Yamaha?

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Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: Oceana] #445458
08/29/12 03:08 PM
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Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: Oceana] #445462
08/29/12 03:42 PM
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Yamaha. I have had to bring parts for a friend's Suzuki motor. Never had a problem with parts for my Yamaha.

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Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: ron] #445486
08/29/12 08:31 PM
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Diane? Waiting for your pearls of wisdom here cool

Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: Oceana] #445513
08/30/12 07:48 AM
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I have a 4-stroke Mercury. Why - long story.
Performance has been good and up here in San Pedro the mechanics are able to work on it without a problem.
That being said, my boat for pleasure. It's not run at full load and capacity day in and day out, and there has been little need for repair.
Yamaha is the workhorse standard for most of our tour operators and fishermen.

Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: Diane Campbell] #445521
08/30/12 09:06 AM
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Diane is right. The motor of choice is by far Yamaha. I have a honda 90 4-stroke, came with the boat. There is a mechanic "Caesar" on the lagoon side, just south of the airport. I have found him to be helpful.

Re: Pleasure craft from U.S. [Re: gkyle] #445528
08/30/12 10:53 AM
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You may want to ask yourself this question "how many Yamaha engines were stolen in the last 3 months and how many Suzuki engines were stolen?"......both can be easily maintained.

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