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Re: Tohatsu 6hp Sail-Pro Version
I've had the Nissan Sail Pro on my Nordica 20 for one season. I replaced an 8hp Nissan four-stroke that was just heavy enough that I couldn't pull my motor bracket to up to the first notch, necessary to tilt the engine out of the water. I miss the electric start and the smoothness of the 2 cylinders--this is a rackety little devil-but the lighter weight and longer shaft are reasonable tradeoffs. If I had to motor an hour before hoisting the sails, the noise would be objectionable.
Having read the complaints from some people that the motor vibrates itself out of a straight position, I bought a bracket made by Tohatsu to lock the motor in position, then realized I can't use it because my motor mount is on the angled transom. In any case, it's useful being able to turn the motor when docking, and since I can reach the tiller it's not much of an issue if it moves slightly out of alignment.