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Old 20 November 2006, 12:17   #11
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The only reason i should buy a 4-stroke should be te better fuel use.
Isnt the Tohatsu 50 2-stroke using 15ltr/hr?
A lot depends on how you will use the boat - if you just want something for pottering around is a Zapcat really what you want? Then again you can still have fun without going to extremes.

To complicate things further Tohatsu do the new TLDi in a 50hp - a lot heavier than a normal 2 stroke - about the same weight as a 4 stroke but it uses the optimax type technology. Maybe the best of both worlds? Good fuel economy and a 2 stroke!!!
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Old 20 November 2006, 15:05   #12
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have used the tldi 50hp, made for a good set up, far better than a 4 s' , if you can get it with out the power tilt & trim, would be even better.
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Old 20 November 2006, 15:14   #13
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With the Tohatsu 50 tldi don't you have the same problem with the weight of it? Its nearly the same weight as the Honda BF50.

I understand now that the responce of the 4-stroke Honda isnt the same as the quick responce of the Tohatsu 50 2-stroke

I think i have to buy a Tohatsu and have a lot of fun!
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Old 20 November 2006, 15:51   #14
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With the Tohatsu 50 tldi don't you have the same problem with the weight of it? Its nearly the same weight as the Honda BF50.

I understand now that the responce of the 4-stroke Honda isnt the same as the quick responce of the Tohatsu 50 2-stroke

I think i have to buy a Tohatsu and have a lot of fun!
Yes you do have the weight problem with a tldi but you get all the other 2 stroke benefits with better economy.

Having said that anything less than a racing engine on a zapcat is like a diesel engine in a Caterham 7!!!
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Old 23 November 2006, 06:35   #15
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could just pull the hydro ram off the bracket, at speed the only trim move is out
or nose up, wich just made it want to flip, was cool in shallows.
i put them on , the tldi, as low as it can with out cutin any thing, pull the little zink off, put it some ware else. allmost 50mph with two guys.
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