4 stroke woes
Here is the breakdown on the engines. You cannot beat the Tohatsu 4 , 5 , or even the 6 hp engines. The Nissan 3.5 that you have weighs only 30 pounds filled with fuel. I like the Tohatsu engine line up. I have worked for one of the best Marine outfitters as the service manager for the last 8 years here in soutrhern New England.
The Tohatsu 4,5,6 all weigh in at 55 pounds, 58 with the long shaft. The 4 dives you the option of using the internal tank but also has the capability of hooking up an external tank , purchased seperatley.The 5,6 are external tank only.I am not happy with the yamaha 4 engine nor am I happy with the Honda 5 hp weighing in at 62 pounds and also the old school Honda design withe the plastic vertical startee mechanism. People also like the Mercury 4.5.6 but they are produced by Tohatsu for Mercury along with all Mercury engines up to 30 hp