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Old 25 May 2008, 11:16   #1
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Aux. engine mounted

Here a few pics. of the new Tohatsu. Somethings go right but not very often.
Can tow with the engine down, have at least +/- 60 degrees movement of the tiller, the prop will be in clear water and the fold down stear ladder will hit the bottom befor the skeg does by about 6 inches. Just perfect for my needs. Also, the new Danforth and chain which was a gift from a friend.
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Old 25 May 2008, 15:50   #2
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Can you not steer with the main motor?
I find it is easier to sit and steer using the main motor with the skeg just in the water as a rudder and the aux locked in the straight ahead position.
For long journeys back to shore it is less tiring than sitting on the tubes right beside a noisy little outboard.
(don't ask me why I know this )
How are you stowing it when on the water?
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Old 25 May 2008, 16:13   #3
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Can you not steer with the main motor?
I find it is easier to sit and steer using the main motor with the skeg just in the water as a rudder and the aux locked in the straight ahead position.
For long journeys back to shore it is less tiring than sitting on the tubes right beside a noisy little outboard.
(don't ask me why I know this )
How are you stowing it when on the water?
Sure I can steer with the main. But if in tight quarters like a marina is very useful to have a second engine that can enable tight turns. The problem with using the main in such circumstances is that even at idle it is doing 6 knots so you are taking it in and out of gear all the time. The aux. will not be stowed and remain on the bracket in the vertical position. I may have to raise it an inch or two but it will still be in clear water when off the plane.
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Old 25 May 2008, 16:26   #4
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Upon close examination I find that the tilt/shallow running lock on the Tohatso 6 hp is more substatial the the one on the 200 Merc. Figure that?????
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