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04-29-2014 09:27 PM
blutoyz
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

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Originally Posted by cntryboy95608 View Post
everyone i have talked to love's them! if i go with the Tohotsu (spelling?) it will be new and a 25inch 6hp
Defender has them at a decent price
04-29-2014 11:48 AM
cntryboy95608
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

everyone i have talked to love's them! if i go with the Tohotsu (spelling?) it will be new and a 25inch 6hp
04-29-2014 10:35 AM
blutoyz
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

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Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
If your going to go the route of buying a new motor don't waste your money on a Tohotsu, get a Yamaha, 20" will do, the 6amp alternator is virtually useless but will keep up with your tiller pilot.
FWIW are you in a hurry? I would hate to put anything larger than a 6 on such a light boat, dont know what your up against current wise but buying a huge motor just for the trip and then suffering a boat that is ass heavy doesn't sound like fun. Maybe you need much more power on that side but thought I would throw it out there. 200 miles is a cake walk if you can take your time.

Please keep us posted on HP your end up with, I'm very curious.
I have to ask...is the 20-30lb difference really that much? If you bring a cooler in the cockpit you add that much weight.
04-28-2014 10:57 PM
barefootnavigator
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

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Originally Posted by cntryboy95608 View Post
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)
If your going to go the route of buying a new motor don't waste your money on a Tohotsu, get a Yamaha, 20" will do, the 6amp alternator is virtually useless but will keep up with your tiller pilot.
FWIW are you in a hurry? I would hate to put anything larger than a 6 on such a light boat, dont know what your up against current wise but buying a huge motor just for the trip and then suffering a boat that is ass heavy doesn't sound like fun. Maybe you need much more power on that side but thought I would throw it out there. 200 miles is a cake walk if you can take your time.

Please keep us posted on HP your end up with, I'm very curious.
04-28-2014 10:56 PM
christian.hess
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

AJA

now that is something

good luck!

btw I like tohatsu....the late 90s early 2000s 2 strokes were killer in my book...they were really popular and reliable back then...
04-28-2014 10:49 PM
cntryboy95608
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)
04-28-2014 10:39 PM
christian.hess
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?
04-28-2014 10:37 PM
christian.hess
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...

anywhoo

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

peace
04-28-2014 10:34 PM
cntryboy95608
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!
04-28-2014 10:27 PM
barefootnavigator
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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