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Old 09 April 2010, 02:47   #1
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Tohatsu or evinrude

Hi new to forum ! I have a Avon sr4 and I am thinking of upgrading my 40 hp mariner( 2000) to either a 50 tohatsu tdi or evinrude etec can any one tell me which will be the best buy? Thanks jim
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Old 09 April 2010, 06:14   #2
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I would check the pricing and warranty on each, I know that Evinrude were doing a deal where you got 5 years warranty. Don't have any experience with Tohatsu, but had two old Ficht Evinrudes which gave good service and now two Etecs which are great.

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Old 09 April 2010, 06:19   #3
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What's your main use for the SR4?

The e-tec is a twin cylinder, while the Twatsoo is a triple. I'd expect the triple to give better response, if that's important to you.
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Old 09 April 2010, 07:28   #4
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my personal preference would be the twatsooo, based on the fact that more cylinders is smoother, and twatsooo seem to have a good really good name.
But i am biased in my opinion because i worked on lots of 70's and 80's Rudes years ago and that really put me off em!
also the tohatsu is considerably lighter.
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...the tohatsu is considerably lighter.
The e-tec may be too heavy for the SR4 - not sure the max transom weight, but it's only 120kg on a SR4.7.
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Old 09 April 2010, 12:06   #6
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Hi new to forum ! I have a Avon sr4 and I am thinking of upgrading my 40 hp mariner( 2000) to either a 50 tohatsu tdi or evinrude etec can any one tell me which will be the best buy? Thanks jim
Do yourself a favour and get the Japanese one !!

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