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Old 04 November 2006, 17:57   #11
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i havent heard anything bad about them at all !!! that new 90 tldi does look that much better than the old carb models!! they are pretty light too, will hang of a 5.4 searider superbly!!
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Old 05 November 2006, 13:40   #12
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I suppose when the TLDi models have run up a few hours, that will tell whether they can maintain their reputation for reliability. Tohatsu is apparently massive in Japan, but always portrayed as a bit of a poor relation in the UK, which probably results in a bargain for the UK end user
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Old 05 November 2006, 13:43   #13
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just had a reply ref fuel useage and 120 N miles for 65 litres of fuel, WOT 50%more, same noise as a four stroke !! unless anyone knows any different, it looks a good lump to go for!!
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Old 06 November 2006, 06:02   #14
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I suppose when the TLDi models have run up a few hours, that will tell whether they can maintain their reputation for reliability. Tohatsu is apparently massive in Japan, but always portrayed as a bit of a poor relation in the UK, which probably results in a bargain for the UK end user
Tohatsu are actually Nissan and are badged as such in some countries, so , given time, there's no reason why they shouldn't build a reputation every bit as good as Suzuki or Yamaha.
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may be better than Zuki, but Yamahas are have a tighter tallarence, i've had about 10 or 15 of the yamaha 40-50hp, and about the same in Hotsus, the ports in the hotsu are smarter, the yamaha is better made.
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Old 06 November 2006, 09:36   #16
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Tohatsu are actually Nissan
Its the other way around, tohatsu are badged as Nissan in america. The small mariner/mercurys are rebadged tohatsu, with only minor differences. Tohatsu are also the biggest outboard manufacturer in the world. Their popularity is increasing in the UK.

Is it true, tohatsu still offer the warrenty on their engines even if they are raced on zapcats????

In my opinion Yamaha are the best quality outboards and hold their value best.
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may be better than Zuki, but Yamahas are have a tighter tallarence, i've had about 10 or 15 of the yamaha 40-50hp, and about the same in Hotsus, the ports in the hotsu are smarter, the yamaha is better made.


Any chance of a tranlation here , Tighter Tallerance smarter ports ??
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the hotsue has a bridge in the side tranfur ports, it splits the port , makes a better loop charge, the crank is weak. castings are ok.

the Yama well she don't have the bridge in the side tranfurs, crank is strong, vary nice castings, yamaha hard ware make nissan hard ware look like bubble gum.
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Ahh that makes sense to me now .

I know if I had a 2 stroke I would have the most confidence in a Yam its more of a known quantity to me .
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I thought the larger tohatsu's were rebranded Yamaha??
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