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Re: Outboard to power my boat
I'm leaning toward a Tohatsu 3.5, I really don't need an alternator and it's the cheapest option for a new motor.
It does have a "composite" prop. Not sure if that should be a concern. Anyone have any experience with them?
As mentioned above we've had the Nissan version for 13 years with no issues whatsoever. Do get a cover for the head, the plastic cowling (of the Nissan, anyway) quickly succumbs to UV. No issue with the prop either, even after hitting the odd stick.
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