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post #29 of Old 09-14-2012
Sal Paradise
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Re: 4hp outboard motor questions

Hi ,

I have the Tohatsu/Merc 4HP on my Catalina 22, in the Hudson River which is seriously tidal. The motor is enough for my boat against the tide and even wind.

They are notorious for plugging up the carbs with ethanol gas. Its easy to take the carb apart. Other than that repetitive problem they are good.

It is true that the 4, 5 and 6 HP are all the exact same but different carbs. Might as well get the 6 in case you get a bigger boat or a dingy.

Last edited by Sal Paradise; 09-14-2012 at 06:47 PM.
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