Originally Posted by mechanic
I agree with one of the previous replies.
Try and get hold of a 9.8 Tohatsu 2 stroke, it is light enough for me to carry in and out of my motor home, and im only 5ft 6in tall and have no problem moving it around.
Good on fuel too.
As someone stated :"Also as mentioned, the Tohatsu 9.8 2/s is a cracking engine for this size of boat".
I'll second that Mechanic, mates that don't know Tohatsu thinks that a 9.8 is a 9.9,a complete error, 9.8 is the max update to same 8.0 with same CC and performs much better than any 8.0 HP. Other brands doesn't have a 9.8, next one is 9.9 younger brother to 15 HP, much heavier that a 9.8.