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Is KB the only company that makes outboard engines?

Old 10-06-2003, 09:15 AM
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Default Is KB the only company that makes outboard engines?

I have been wanting to get into boats for years, Primarily Tunnel Hull racers. What I am most interested in is there any other company that makes the outboard engines?

I am looking at a 7.5 Prather at the moment.
Old 10-07-2003, 10:13 AM
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Default RE: Is KB the only company that makes outboard engines?

I have owned the Thunder Tiger Pro 21 outboard for 6 years and have been running it on a deep V monohull from Dumas. The TT outboard has run flawlessly for me. It was very easy to start the first time and broke in nicely on the boat simply by running a little rich at slow speeds, then faster, then leaner. Also, the TT loves to keep running once you get it warmed up. I have dropped off plane, mired in really deep and thought it would die for sure, but it dug its way out and throttled right back up. (Not usually the case with K&B in my experiences!)
You seem to be interested in a 7.5 size, so the TT would not be an option because they never released a larger engine. But, if you were to consider a 3.5 (.21) size boat, I can highly recommend Thunder Tiger.
Old 10-07-2003, 07:15 PM
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Default RE: Is KB the only company that makes outboard engines?

OS does. Go to tower hobbies
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Os Makes a outboard 21, You can get mod kits to change a novarossi21 into an outboard at www.precisionboats.com. You can get a cmb outboard unit to fit on a K and b lower unit, You can also do the same with a Rossi outboard or the New Mac outboard at www.cmdracing.com. hope this helps, You have alot of choices. Ken
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oops make that http://cmdracing.com
Old 10-08-2003, 06:14 AM
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Default RE: Is KB the only company that makes outboard engines?

os no longer makes outboards. thunder tigers have worked well for me.

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