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Old 19 July 2011, 03:18   #11
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Go for the yamaha. Superb little engines.

I've run loads of them over the years and have never been let down by them. Supply it with petrol and it'll get you to where you want to go without fail.

I had two relatively new ones until recently on a couple of regiflex's until they were stolen. The boats are so Sluggish now they've got 4 strokes on in their place.

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Old 19 July 2011, 04:37   #12
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I thought that last Tohatsu 9.8 on Ebay was about right at almost 700 given it had just one on its side photo and zero stated history or previous use... not exactly confidence inspiring.
Yes, I saw that one and thought the same thing - bargain if it was clean! The next one up which was at best a 2005 (age not stated) made 870 Linky
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Old 19 July 2011, 06:54   #13
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I'm tempted to hang onto the Tohatsu 9.8 even if I do get a Yam 15 (which I favour) - only issue is finding the 1200 - 1300 nice late ones are making:

**YAMAHA 15HP 2 STROKE OUTBOARD ENGINE** on eBay (end time 18-Jul-11 17:05:24 BST)

Yamaha 15hp Short Shaft Outboard | eBay
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Old 19 July 2011, 08:38   #14
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I see this guy is offering an exchange for a smaller outboard that's easier to carry. Looks a bit grubby around the lower end but might be OK??

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Old 19 July 2011, 09:22   #15
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Yep, been watching that one - not the greatest ad and as you say the leg looks un-cared for which doesn't inspire confidence in the rest of the maintainance. It is just down the road though...

Bit old too at '98 but it *looks* the same as the mid 2000 models?? Not sure how long ago the last revision of the Yam' 2 strokes was introduced - anyone?
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