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Old 20 December 2003, 03:06   #1
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NOT TOO HEAVY (auxilary engine)

I'm changing my back up motor due to the weight on board increasing and need to go up to say 8 hp ( currently 3.3)
standard shaft is ok.

I will have to either take engine from front to back so wieght but not size is important or I will have to have it along side the bigger main engine so both the head size and the weight are important.

So who makes the lightest smallest 8 hp out there ??
just to complicate things are there any down tuned 10s selling as 8s about??

thanks
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Old 20 December 2003, 03:42   #2
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Try the Tohatsu 9.8hp, the best power to weight ratio around :-

TYPE: 2-STROKE 2-CYLINDER
DISPLACEMENT: 169cc (10.3 cu. in.)
BORE AND STROKE: 50 x 43mm (1.97 x 1.69in.)
RPM RANGE: 5,000-6,000 RPM
FUEL MIX: Pre-Mix (50:1)
OIL TYPE: TCW3
CONTROLS: Tiller Handle or Remote Control
STARTING SYSTEM: Manual or Electric Start Available

DRIVE
GEAR RATIO: 2.08:1
GEAR SHIFT: F - N - R

DIMENSIONS
TRANSOM HEIGHT: 15", 20"
WEIGHT: 59.4 lbs. (27 kgs)
PROPELLER: 6.5" - 9.5"
FUEL TANK: 12 Lit. (3.1 US gals)
Separate Tank


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Old 23 December 2003, 08:25   #3
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Not too heavy

Have looked at the spec and the output, it seems to be ideal,
any idea if anyones got a bargain price on one out there...?
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Old 23 December 2003, 10:38   #4
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I'll take one as well
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Old 23 December 2003, 10:56   #5
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Pete has your boat shrunk, I'm sure the length used to have an extra decimal place
Or is there just a rounding error? When I was at school, we used to round up 6.137 to 6.14 - funny how we used the length of a Glastron Sports Cruiser as an example, but I knew it would come in useful one day
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Old 23 December 2003, 19:55   #6
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No Richard still the same, I think

As for the engines, I bought mine (my 3.3hp Mercury) from Barnet marine, they seemed pretty good on price when I was considering the Tohatsu, perhaps you could get a deal for two

Good luck,
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Old 23 December 2003, 20:14   #7
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Peteb are you also "Flanker" who used to post on here ?


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Old 23 December 2003, 21:21   #8
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Oh yer, i only just noticed same boat and engine.

And your e-mail address....

Anyway welcome back!
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Old 24 December 2003, 04:22   #9
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Hi Pete

Thought you were bying this new Bavaria thing. Any way nice to see you here.

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Old 24 December 2003, 04:38   #10
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To Pete7, Yes

To Manos, Will have a new bigger boat ready for next season
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