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Re: Nissan / Tohatsu 6h 4 stroke
Took the new Tohatsu 6HP 4stroke, 25inch shaft, for it's first spin yesterday. Vibrates a bit hanging off my Dovekie side mount, but otherwise it was a pleasure. A bit more power than I need to reach hull speed, but I wanted the extra power for upstream river running and for pushing into a head wind, because the Dovekie has a lot of free board and little wetted surface (4 inch draft with leeboards, rudder and centerboard up). Over 6 knots at a bit less than half throttle. Almost three hours out and my three gallon tank still looks full through the fill cap and on the gauge. Was easy to pull start. Shifted a bit hard. May not be everybody's cup of tea, but at 1500 bucks, with alternator, delivered to my door, it suits my needs. If reliability is high, and she sips fuels as she appears to do, I think I will be a happy camper.