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Suzuki 5hp outboard – from £999
There’s a huge, well-placed gear-lever, which makes it the easiest on test to operate, plus a two-way fuel tap with integral and remote options.
The external oil level sight gauge is quite easy to read too. On the hood there is a rear handle, which unfortunately only serves to make lifting on to the transom that bit trickier, but the pegs on the port side indicating which way you should lay it down are quite useful.
Pro: The Suzuki engine started first time on the lightest of pulls.
Con: The rear handle on the hood only serves to make lifting it on to the transom that bit trickier.