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Re: picking a new motor for the job!
no im looking right this min at sailmasters on ebay i just have to find one that will ship . i have sent out alot of email's asking if they ship all i can do now is wait! if i don't get one of those ill go with the tohatsu 6 hp 26in shaft with the charge opt! it seams to be the one that everyone like's next to the sailmaster!
dont get me wrong i will do just about anything but i have ran a power boat down this part of the icw and it can get bad at times ! i just pick the side of safety when i can and i can allways use a good motor! but to who ever read's this post thank you for all the help! i would never have looked at these two motors! and everyone need's a little help here and there! as for the coleman i took it out and it kept dieing on me and yet the shop said everything looked fine! ( no i dont trust it)
If your going to go the route of buying a new motor don't waste your money on a Tohotsu, get a Yamaha, 20" will do, the 6amp alternator is virtually useless but will keep up with your tiller pilot.
FWIW are you in a hurry? I would hate to put anything larger than a 6 on such a light boat, dont know what your up against current wise but buying a huge motor just for the trip and then suffering a boat that is ass heavy doesn't sound like fun. Maybe you need much more power on that side but thought I would throw it out there. 200 miles is a cake walk if you can take your time.
Please keep us posted on HP your end up with, I'm very curious.