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Old 15 September 2009, 14:42   #1
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hi my mate is rigging his new cheetah cat . he is thinking about 2 x 30hp tohatsu 4 strokes . are they good engines .. cheap to run, buy parts etc baring in mind this is for a commerical fishing boat in use every day.
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they have a good reputation, where is your nearest dealer?
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not sure any where that gives him the best deal will be ha
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From experiance the tohatsu engines are VERY economical and reliable the only down fall i have found is that it does not put out as much torque as some other engines.........There is one fishing boat up by me who uses twin 50 tohatsus and he doesnt seem to have to many problems with them
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hi my mate is rigging his new cheetah cat . he is thinking about 2 x 30hp tohatsu 4 strokes . are they good engines .. cheap to run, buy parts etc baring in mind this is for a commerical fishing boat in use every day.
How about a single TLDI 50 HP 2 strokes long shaft Tohatsu instead of 2 30's ?
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How about a single TLDI 50 HP 2 strokes long shaft Tohatsu instead of 2 30's ?
dont think he would want a 2stoke . he needs 2
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How about a single TLDI 50 HP 2 strokes long shaft Tohatsu instead of 2 30's ?
Its going on a cat so im guessing it will be a twin rig!
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As I understand it, he would qualify for a 2-stroke as it's a commercial craft. He would have more torque from a single engine and look to fit a smaller auxilliary for safety. I suppose it all comes down to budget, and preferred boat set-up, etc.
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There are quite a few of the Cheetahs in our local harbour - they are all fitted with Hondas.

The Cheetah is very beamy and designed for twins - the engines are far apart and so much more efficient than on a RIB where you have the engines almost touching each other.

This is one application where I would go for a 4 stroke. Weight and speed not really the concern.

Oh and Tohatsus are fine - actually Nissan under the badge!!!
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There are quite a few of the Cheetahs in our local harbour - they are all fitted with Hondas.

The Cheetah is very beamy and designed for twins - the engines are far apart and so much more efficient than on a RIB where you have the engines almost touching each other.

This is one application where I would go for a 4 stroke. Weight and speed not really the concern.

Oh and Tohatsus are fine - actually Nissan under the badge!!!
nissan cool did nt no that . he going for hondas now lol twin 30s
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