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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.
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Used my Tohatsu Sailpro to push the Dovekie on the Mohawk/Erie Canal for a couple of days this week both up and downstream through a few locks. Filled the three gallon tank before I left and refilled when I got back. One gallon for 25 statute miles with the throttle 50 to 75 percent when outside the locks and idling in neutral when in the locks. Boat at hull speed of 6 knots when at 3/4 throttle.
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Re: Tohatsu 6hp Sail-Pro Version

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Used my Tohatsu Sailpro to push the Dovekie on the Mohawk/Erie Canal for a couple of days this week both up and downstream through a few locks. Filled the three gallon tank before I left and refilled when I got back. One gallon for 25 statute miles with the throttle 50 to 75 percent when outside the locks and idling in neutral when in the locks. Boat at hull speed of 6 knots when at 3/4 throttle.
We have the regular 6HP 4 stroke on a fishing boat. Initially it was hard to start but after gapping the plug to proper specs it now starts easily and runs perfectly. Three hours of trolling and running in and out uses not quite a pint of fuel.

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