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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Island's South Shore
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Re: New to sailing in Maryland.
Tom...from my experience, Tohatsu is one of the best outboards available. With regular maintenance and following my advice on gasoline treatment, you will get many years of worry free, reliable service. I had a Tohatsu 9.8 two stroke....loved it. Unfortunately I did some damage servicing it myself...snapped a headbolt changing out the thermostat, which was under the cylinder head...it gets ugly, but I'll spare you the details...don't believe the same design applies to their 4stroke engines. But professional service from a reliable mechanic is worth it's weight..... Good luck and enjoy.
Ps... I'm using a 6hp, 4 stroke Mercury to push my Rhodes 22. I believe it was also made by Tohatsu in part....