MBM test the seven 2.5hp outboards that are on the market today
At around 17kg these outboards are as portable as four-strokes come. The next step up – 4hp – adds another 10kg, which is too heavy to be considered truly portable.
So which brand should you go for? On the surface there is very little between them. They all have similar features, weigh about the same and some even look suspiciously similar too.
There is, however, a decent array of prices so this is probably how you will make your choice. But, while the cheapest will always be attractive, will it be a false economy?
We put four 2.5hp outboards from the leading established manufacturers up against two relative newcomers and one that doesn’t use petrol at all.