Originally Posted by fishingbudster
what is the best 9.9 hp outboard engine out there for easy maintenance and long life
I don't think there's a bad 9.9hp motor anywhere. (They are all good)
I bought my 9.9 four stroke from a guy in Minnesota. It's a Suzuki and he bought it in 2003. He use it a total of two times and then let it sit in his garage. He finally got sick of looking at it and put an ad on Craigslist about the time I was looking for one.
Before he sent it to me (along with tank and fuel line) he fired it up after it has been sitting all that time. "It fires up real good!"
I couldn't believe him, so after I purchased it I took it to my local shop. They changed the fluids and said ..."It fires up real good!"
I took the time to actually run it enough to break it in, even though it was, by now, six years old. (Probably had two hours on it when I got it)
I use it as a kicker on my big boat. I've never had to pull the cord more than three times to fire it up. "It fires up real good!" Every time. Interestingly, it's a Suzuki, but it wasy Made in Indonesia (or Phillipines or Malayasia) And I thought Suzuki was a Japanese motor! Go figure!