The ultimate 5hp outboard test
We test seven of the latest four-stroke 5hp outboards. Find out which one we rated as the best in the November issue, out now.
Hidea 5hp, £699
Another Chinese motor with a similar list of features, but the Hidea does have a few stand out features like the soft, rounded carrying handles. It has one at the front and another at the back – they are large enough to get two hands on so two people can carry this outboard between them, which is a real bonus. Sadly, there is no indication which way down to lay it – instead you have to look through the owner’s manual, and even then it isn’t easy to find. That said, even though it shares the lowest price tag on test, along with the Parsun, this motor is nowhere near as disappointing to use.
Buy and read the full test in the November 2010 issue here
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