Quickboat Parsun outboard help required

Submitted: Monday, Dec 01, 2014 at 22:40
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I just brought a Quickboat.
Has anyone had experience with Parsun 9.8 Hp outboard – any problems?
Do I need a short or long shaft?
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Reply By: TomH - Monday, Dec 01, 2014 at 23:45

Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 06:45

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 06:45
Go Tohatsu.
It is a Mercury - good service and parts availability. No more to be said.
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 06:46

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 06:46
Short shaft.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 10:18

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 10:18
'If' it is a merc then it is a rebadged tohatsu/nissan. A Tohatsu 9.8 is about $1600 so if the parsun isn't a whole lot cheaper than that I'd be buying one of the name brand ones simply for resale and backup. I have a 9.8 tohatsu and yes, it is bullet proof.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 10:46

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 10:46
A mate of mine is a commercial fisherman and he has a Parson on his tender and it has not given him any trouble in two years of daily use but I would go the Tohastu or the re badged Merc version of the same or go with one of the other big brands just for dealer network for parts and repairs if you are on the road.
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 13:57

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 13:57
From a large and well respected boat and motor agent he would love to have a two stroke 9.8 merc in his showroom weighs 28kg.
He tells me all merc motors 18hp. and under are made in the same at the same plant as Tohatsu and all tohatsu motors above 18hp. are made in the merc plant.

The 9.8hp 2 stroke tohatsu is around $2100.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 10:46

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 10:46
I did a lot of asking around at boat ramps before I settled on Yamaha, (Merc would have been a close second choice) word is Parsun use inferior aluminium in their castings resulting in a shorter life and more corrosion in engine water jacket. I have never seen the problem just heard it so may be urban myth.
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Follow Up By: Parsun - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 12:41

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 12:41
Hi Mike
My name is Garry the Australian distributor of Parsun outboards. I saw your comment above and thought I'd just like to reply to this for your interest and anyone else reading. Parsun outboards use the same alloy content as the other brands as well as using PPG paint systems. So we don't have any major corrosion issues at all. Your right about suggesting this is a Urban Myth.
There is some other comments about back-up, support and parts availability. This is a good concern to have when buying an new mechanical product. From being in the marine industry all my life and working with the larger brands I know how important it is to have back-up and support. I think we have nailed it as our parts supply is excellent. We carry more parts per model than any other brand. On the odd occasion where we are nil stock on a part I always try to source the same part that's interchangeable from a different outboard company. In every case if I didn't have this part neither did they. For my reference I place the order on back order and in some circumstances from Yamaha the part got delivered after a 3 month wait. When I just ended up air freighting the same part from the Parsun factory and had it in stock within 3 days.
Anther important fact to keep in mind is our parts are extremely cheap compared to other brands. We can do a full waterpump kit including: Housing, Stainless Steel wear plate, Stainless Steel wear ring, 2 gaskets and water pump impeller for cheaper then just a impeller for the same model from mercury or tohatsu.
Our main goal offering Parsun outboards in Australia is to make boating affordable to most people. I think this is something we have achieved by offering reasonable pricing on outboards as well as making the large brands drop their prices to compete with us.
I hope this has helped with giving some insight to the Parsun outboards and if anyone has any questions fell free to ask.
Safe boating everyone
Garry
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Follow Up By: gbc - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 14:09

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 14:09
Hi Garry,

Say I had 9.8 tohatsu long shaft and wanted it to be short shaft, do you know if your company could assist?
I'd be happy to look at second hand or new.

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Follow Up By: Parsun - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 14:38

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 14:38
Yes we could help you with that. I've actually got a 9.8hp Parsun short shaft which has been used 2-3 times for a photo shoot and magazine test. Funny enough its the 9.8hp you see on the back of the quickboats. Here is a link to one of the tests:

http://www.marinews.com/ebook-boating/The-Amazing-Quickboat-3-7_768/files/5.html

I'm not sure if we are allowed to sell on forums. I think it's more of a social information grab then selling direct. If this motor does interest you please give me a call on 02 9532-0002

Cheers
Garry
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Follow Up By: skulldug - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 18:43

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 18:43
Parsun (Garry),

Good on you for posting. It's great to see someone put their commitment up front.

I'm really looking forward to delivery of my Quickboat this week. This Aussie designed boat looks like it ticks all the boxes and your 9.8 hp is their motor of choice.

Although our final decision was Tohatsu, I wish we had read your thread before making it. Much of the time "what you pay is what you get" but I'd rather make a smart purchase than spend money unnecessarily.

Good luck importing your motors.

Skull
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Follow Up By: Parsun - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 08:55

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 08:55
G'Day Skull

Thanks for the nice comments. The Tohatsu you purchased is very similar to our 9.8hp. The parts are interchangable. I completely understand yours and other peoples caution with buying brands that are new to the market. Why I'm confident with Parsun is because I tested around 10 of the top outboard factories in china for 2 years and rebranded them Osprey outboards to see how they would perform in the market place. I was not just testing the quality of the outboards but the back-up and support from the factories. After 2 years Parsun won hands down so I aligned myself with them. My testing doesnt stop there. Any new factories that pop up I order samples and tour the factories to make sure my product is still the best coming out of china. There is so many chinese outboards (Over 30 manufactures to date) hitting the market and I dont think any other company does the testing we do to make sure we get it right.
Your going to love your Quickboat. I was amazed at how much floatation and how solid these boats are when I had a go of 1. The Guys from quickboats are great people to deal with.
Take it easy
Garry
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Follow Up By: gbc - Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 11:07

Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 11:07
Thankyou Garry,

Unless you wanted to swap I don't think it would be worth out time either way.

Cheers, C.J.
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Follow Up By: Parsun - Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 11:41

Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 11:41
Hi C.J

What year model (How old) is the Toey?
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Follow Up By: gbc - Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 13:07

Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 13:07
I'll have a look tonight - it wouldn't have 5 hours on it but it is a few years old. It is the black one though. Prop is like new. Engine is pristine, odd minor scratch on the gear shift etc from being transported.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Friday, Dec 05, 2014 at 18:20

Friday, Dec 05, 2014 at 18:20
Bear with me Garry. I have a little book with the paperwork and receipts and the data dots etc...... Somewhere. It will tell me what age it is. I'm heading off to Fraser Island tomorrow for a few days but should have an answer by end of next week.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 13:11

Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 13:11
Thanks to all for your advice.
I brought a Tohatsu 9.8 for $1800.
The reasons
1 Reputation of the Tohatsu Brand
2 My past experience with Japanese and Chinese engineering quality.
I have heard nothing bad about Parsun, in fact the manufacturer of the boat I am buying recommends the Parsun.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:54

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:54
Gday Garry,
Back home. Sorry it took a bit. It is a 2006 per the sticker on the engine.

email me at cameron@capicon.net to discuss off the forum if you like?
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 11:38

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 11:38
Thanks to all
Its not worth the risk I will go Tohatsu
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 11:43

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 11:43
You get what you pay for, I would not settle for any thing less that Honda, Yamaha or Suzuki, any thing else is a gamble.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 12:58

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 12:58
Thanks Steve – Those outboards are too heavy for a Quickboat at 10Hp
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 17:36

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 at 17:36
Absolutely nothing wrong with parsun. The mercury isnt called a black anchor for nothing!!! Mates had 2 parsuns on tenders cause they were cheap.Suzuki and Yamaha are most common in the remote areas of Nt. Had no real issues over 3 years and did hundreds of hours each year up north. Change impeller every 150 hours because of muddy water as well as routine servicing. Unless you doing hundreds of hours a year I,d go the cheaper Parsun. Seen many yamaha and mercury motors just as stuffed from corrosion as any other make.
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Follow Up By: Parsun - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 09:00

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 at 09:00
Nice post Bigfish.
It's great to hear comments from someone who has actual experience with the Parsun outboards.
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Follow Up By: Bosun Broome - Friday, Dec 05, 2014 at 23:12

Friday, Dec 05, 2014 at 23:12
I have been a commercial operator for over 30 years and have been very well served by Yamaha in all sizes but in recent years with my smaller vessels I am on my third Mercury because I just love the throttle/gear change one handed operation that gives you a free hand for picking up crab pots and fighting Barra.
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Follow Up By: Bosun Broome - Friday, Dec 05, 2014 at 23:15

Friday, Dec 05, 2014 at 23:15
Forgot to mention that this one handed operation is only available in the American model and the other 15hp model is a Mercury /Tohatsu 18hp listed as a 15hp. The US model is the superior version.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 08:27

Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 08:27
The Tohatsu is the pick of the bunch. The American model is 100% Mexican.....bottle of tequila a week and they,ll build you a motor,,Agree with the gear /throttle set up on the mercury. Being in a remote area we never fished without at least 2 in a boat so the gear setup isn't an issue. The fact it had mercury stamped on the engine However I can honestly say that no one I know would even consider a mercury. Nearly all yams and suzis.

Ford or Holden, Toyota or Nissan Westinghouse or Electrolux......whatever your happy with.

So long as your catching fish!!

cheers
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 13:11

Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 13:11
Thanks to all for your advice.
I brought a Tohatsu 9.8 for $1800.
The reasons
1 Reputation of the Tohatsu Brand
2 My past experience with Japanese and Chinese engineering quality.
I have heard nothing bad about Parsun, in fact the manufacturer of the boat I am buying recommends the Parsun.
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