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eliallen

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9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« on: September 16, 2015, 07:47:40 AM »
Any one have any experience or knowledge with this motor? Thinking about it for a 14 Foot Jon boat. Thanks

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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 08:01:42 AM »
I saw that motor on display while breezing through the aisles at Cabela's and meant to go back for a closer look. I had a suspicion that it's a private label made by someone else, but it had an unfamiliar shape to the upper cowl.
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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 08:43:44 AM »
Since the Coleman company doesn't actually make any products anymore, Tom is undoubtedly right. Coleman licenses its name and somebody else makes the product, and sells & services it too.  When the license period runs out, the product disappears, so I would advise that you find out who made it and how/where to get parts when needed.

Usually a Coleman brand product is made by a company already in the business for that type of product but lacking a well-known brand name. They license the Coleman name to get instant brand recognition, which is probably how they got Cabela's to carry the product in their stores.
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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 10:00:38 AM »
Looks like a Tohatsu. Check price difference and warranty, might be better off with the Tohatsu.

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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 07:25:08 PM »
The Tohatsu has a 5 year, Coleman one  year. About the $200.00 difference.
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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2015, 10:05:44 AM »
Here's a trick to find the OEM manufacturer.  It's worked for lawn equipment and may apply to this.  If you can get access to a parts list for this motor (typically found on their website in a manual), pick a major part and then type that part number into your Google search box.  Many times the result you will get are distributors and retailers that sell that part.  Go to their website and again type in the same number on their search box.  When I have done this, all the brands using that same part may be displayed.  From there it's possible to determine who actually manufactures the motor. 

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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2015, 01:11:55 PM »
Tohatsu makes most of the small 4 stroke motors for many name brand manufacturers - they even make them for Mercury.

My vote would be Tohatsu...I had one and it was a great little motor - had it on a Gheenoe.

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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 05:20:25 PM »
Apparently they are Chinese knock offs made under a variety of names but parent company is Parsun. Beware.

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Re: 9.9 Coleman outboard motor
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 06:15:15 PM »
I'd opt for the 9.9hp Merc.
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