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Old 18 June 2009, 17:32   #1
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tornado 4.8 what new engine?

hi, as title say's looking for a new engine, at the moment there is a 1994 yamaha 55 on it, bought full package new in 94.

think four strokes might be a bit heavy for full set up as i like to keep it light for launching on the beach!

what do people think about the Evinrude E-tec 65 ?? or any other suggestions ??


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I assume you mean the 75 e-tec? Great motor

If you're looking for something around 50hp, then the 4-strokes aren't too heavy.
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yeah sorry thats the one. even the power to weight ratio?
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I have a Etec 60 hp on my Vailiant DR 490. It is plenty powerful for this boat. I would have thought it a simailar type hull to the Tornado. So I think that a 60 Etec would suit your needs. NB the 40, 50 & 60 hp ETEC are all the same weight circa 112 kgs

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Blueboy, is that your Yam on ebay? LINK

Looks a very tidy motor!
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yeah... well family's. It's in mint condition, just want something more modern.
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I run a 1998 yamaha 50hp 2 stroke on mine, that's fine.
Looked the etec and the Tohatsu aswell if you want to save a bit of cash. The standard tohatsu 60hp came in at a shade over 3k if you can still find one. Or the TLDI nut that weighs and costs more and is a 50 or 70hp.
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yeah... well family's. It's in mint condition, just want something more modern.
Very nice engine.
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Phil, If you really want a 4 stroke but are worried about the weight, then i would look at Honda, they have just launched their brand new Bf60 which is only 110kgs, which makes it basically the same weight as a 60hp e-tec.
Worth a look

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Phil, If you really want a 4 stroke but are worried about the weight, then i would look at Honda, they have just launched their brand new Bf60 which is only 110kgs, which makes it basically the same weight as a 60hp e-tec.
Worth a look

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And the new Suzuki DF60 at 104-108kgs depending on shaft length
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