We test seven of the latest four-stroke 5hp outboards. Find out which one we rated as the best in the November issue of Motor Boats Monthly
Vector 5hp outboard – from £729
The Vector is also made in China and comes with either a remote or integral tank. It has a large square-edged front-mounted carrying handle, and the cowl is held on by a hook and rear swing lever.
Its slightly higher price is backed up by some better design the gear-lever is large and easy to reach and there is also a large label showing you which way to lay the motor down after taking it off.
There is another one of those tricky kill-cord clips, which were guessing are most probably from the same Chinese component manufacturer. Good luck with trying to use this clip - we had some difficulty.
Pro: The gear-lever is large and easy to reach on the Vector and there is also a large label showing you which way to lay the motor down after taking it off.
Con: One of the trickest kill-cord clips of all the outboards on test, almost impossible to use.