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Old 02 January 2019, 10:33   #1
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Tohatsu 20hp MFSE short

So am looking at getting a new one of theses to stick on my 4m Waveline SIB. Presently have a 9.8HP 2-stroke Mercury.. which planes with 2 up but just does 10knots!
Not much choice above that because of weight issues.. not expecting to add more than a few knots and want it to plane with 3+1....

Will be the only engine I ever buy new so hope its a good idea!
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Old 02 January 2019, 11:24   #2
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Good engines tohatsu they make the engines for merc, mariner at low hp range. A dealer near to for servicing to keep warranty up if that bothers you is a good idea.
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Old 02 January 2019, 12:49   #3
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Time to commit and buy Plymjack so you can tell us all how you get on with it. If I was buying again in the 20hp class the Tohatsu would be on a shortlist of three... Tohatsu. Mercury(latest efi) & Suzuki.

Like Jeff mentions trusted dealer proximity for any particular brand would be well up on my priority list.
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Old 05 January 2019, 03:27   #4
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Did you go for the Tohatsu plymjack?

I spoke to Tohatsu yesterday about this particular model as with my current (older) tohatsu 25 I can use it with the tiller but also on remotes with a fittings kit. I was told you can also do this with the MFS20E provided you buy the necessary kit. I'm not sure if Suzuki or others do this?
I'm thinking about one for the spring for my sib but not discounting the Suzuki just yet as they seem less prone to splashing on the Aerotec. Be interested to see how the MFS20E performs.
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Old 27 April 2019, 02:22   #5
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Well finally committed to the Tohatsu - with electric start.
So far so good, doing the run-in bit but really pleased.
Will update once fully running and tested.
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Old 29 April 2019, 11:56   #6
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I went for the Tohatsu also and am in the process of running it in.
Early days but think its going to be great on my sib, let us know how you get on with it.
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Old 30 June 2019, 12:52   #7
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...finally got stuff sorted (and moved house).. got the tohatsu 20 MFS 20E EF - went out today in the Sound - it was a bit choppy but so much easier and better then the old 2 stroke Mercury10.

Near silent performance, took all the (small) bumps with easy never went over 50% and used almost no fuel.throttle.
Electric start was great - the tilting was much easier so all round a really good purchase.
V pleased... will update after the summer but nothing to fault so far.
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Old 30 June 2019, 12:57   #8
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That's good to hear. Be great to hear more once a few more Nm's on it.
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