Just purchased this Zodiac Pro 470. It has just been retubed but the old 70hp is not working.
The maximum rated horsepower is 70hp.
I want to buy a new engine and am debating on whether I should get a 50hp, 60hp or 70hp.
I will probably go with the old 2 stroke technology because it works .
My local dealer sells Tohatsu and I have purchased 2 brand new Tohatsus in the past from them. The service has been fantastic. I am not changing dealer in a hurry.
I don't care about resale, I will keep it a long time and not use it much. Fuel consumption is not particularly important and I will never use it enough for the fuel savings to make up the extra cost of the more fuel efficient motors.
I spend most of my time flat out or close to it.
Honda makes the Tohatsu 4 strokes in this up range at least and they are priced about the same as Honda.
I have included the TLDI and 4 strokes just to compare.
A 50 hp old school 2 stroke Tohatsu weighs 87kg and burns 5.5 gallons per hour at full throttle. Price $5190
A 50 hp TLDI Tohatsu weighs 95kg and burns 4.3 gallons per hour at full throttle. Price $6500
A 50 hp 4 stroke Tohatsu weighs 97kg and burns 4.2 gallons per hour at full throttle. Price $7390
A 60 hp old school Tohatsu weighs 115kg and burns 6.3 gallons per hour at full throttle. Price ?
A 60 hp 4 stroke Tohatsu weighs 110kg and burns 5 gallons per hour at full throttle. Price ?
A 70 hp old school 2 stroke Tohatsu weighs 115kg and burns 7.4 gallons per hour at full throttle. Price $6400
Both the TLDI and 4 stroke don't have a 70hp, only a 75hp.
I must say I am surprised at how light the 4 strokes are.
Unfortunately Tohatsu doesn't include specifications on how noisy they are. I have no issue with my 90hp old school Tohatsu 2 stroke with noise.