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Old 25 March 2018, 18:09   #1
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9.8 Tohatsu or similar

Hi All, Iím on the hunt for a 2 stroke 9.8 Tohatsu or something similar. The lighter the better. Would also look at a light 15hp for my new project.

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Old 30 March 2018, 12:26   #2
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You do not want the 15 hp too heavy
I run a two stroke 9.8 on my 2.5mtr rib brilliant engine had from new better than mercs etc
Was the most powerful lightest to carry fit on to rib
The complaint i have is you cannot trim it half way up when in shallow water so drilled a hole put bolt in
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Old 30 March 2018, 14:21   #3
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You do not want the 15 hp too heavy
I run a two stroke 9.8 on my 2.5mtr rib brilliant engine had from new better than mercs etc
Was the most powerful lightest to carry fit on to rib
The complaint i have is you cannot trim it half way up when in shallow water so drilled a hole put bolt in
The 9.8 has "shallow water drive" so it IS possible to trim up and run shallow. I used to do it every trip. I had to remove a spring affair that covered a gate on the rails.
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The 9.8 has "shallow water drive" so it IS possible to trim up and run shallow. I used to do it every trip. I had to remove a spring affair that covered a gate on the rails.
Yes it has but it needs to go higher than that
i removed mine
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Yes it has but it needs to go higher than that
i removed mine
Tohatsu are nissan commercail engines what jap fisherman use
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