Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
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I just bought another Tohatsu 3.5 2 stroke, which is strong enough to plane one person a 10.5 ft RIB, but weighs less than 30 pounds. The old one was still running after 14 years, but got caught under a fixed dock in Tobago with some high surf and the steering arm broke off.
The lighter motors also help when you have to lift the dinghy onto a rocky beach, or even pull it up a sandy one.