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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

the sailmaster engines are still highly regarded in the outboard world

johnson evinrudes did a mighty fine job in the 6hp-15hp range back in the day

utterly reliable and purposely designed in the case if the sailmaster and seahorse versions

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6hp - long shaft - 26 foot boat - half revs - 5 knots

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I have a 6 Johnson 4 stroke on my 7400 lb displacement 22' full keel and she has been quit impressive on the few times I have used her. I prefer to sail but did some tests in a good wind over tide and was surprised at how well she pushed the boat.
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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

9.8 HP Tohatsu gets a 6A generator and electric start options. Free shipping, $2200 at: Tohatsu 9.8hp Four-Stroke Outboard Model # MFS9.8A3EFUL

If I was buying new that is the one I would get. The electric starter is a shoulder/arm saver!

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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

thanks it's hard with all the info out there and everyone is telling you so much to make up your mind! i looked today at alot but no one has anything over 20 inch's here where i am! so we have picked the 25 inch for sure and now it is just finding one ! we are going to go with somrthing from 6hp to 9.9 hp! i just have to find the right motor now!
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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

Why not just save 2500 bucks and use what you have. If it fails replace it if you can't fix it if not send me a case of beers for saving you 2500 bucks.

People here are always tying you make you broke with their paranoia, its a sailboat.

PS Tohotsu translates into Hunk of **** in Engrish, so does its parent company.
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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

icw 200mile's and lot's of barge's runing it! tight fit at time's and cant sail it thru alot of it! wy take a risk with something and somebody you care about when you can spend 1500-2000 buck's and keep everything and everybody safe!
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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

well cause your basing your fears on hearsay! jajaja

untill you know that coleman outboard takes a dump after a month or two or a year or hell it might last a while you will never know

I remember saying in the first posts or so to give it a try first...

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plenty of outboards to chose from as you have now learned, jejeje

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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

last option would be borrowing and engine for the 200 mile trip, then use what you have till it craps out

if it does

then you dont HAVE to buy a new engine

btw are you adamant on new?

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Re: picking a new motor for the job!

no im looking right this min at sailmasters on ebay i just have to find one that will ship . i have sent out alot of email's asking if they ship all i can do now is wait! if i don't get one of those ill go with the tohatsu 6 hp 26in shaft with the charge opt! it seams to be the one that everyone like's next to the sailmaster!
dont get me wrong i will do just about anything but i have ran a power boat down this part of the icw and it can get bad at times ! i just pick the side of safety when i can and i can allways use a good motor! but to who ever read's this post thank you for all the help! i would never have looked at these two motors! and everyone need's a little help here and there! as for the coleman i took it out and it kept dieing on me and yet the shop said everything looked fine! ( no i dont trust it)
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