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Old 19 June 2012, 16:20   #1
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Advice please,which outboard

Which outboard...?
After being out of the scene for about 3 years ive decided
To get back into some sibbing.
I've just about to get my hands on a honwave 3.2 air deck.
Now the boat is going to be portable, either car topped or
Completely deflated regularly after use...
I now need an engine, previously I had a yam 4hp on a 3m
Which was easy manageable to carry from the car to the boat(down slip),
And performed pretty well to.
So what would be a well suited ob for the 3.2..? I have weight on my mind and
I'm not really wanting to lug a huge lump about but would like to have some performance .
Most on board is 2 adults and some kit (anchor) etc etc
I intend to go to sea and fish in it so tides may be a factor with size...
Basically I been offered a yam 6 it's about 10 year old but from what I have been told
It's a twin cylinder and I'm again guessing that would be dead heavy..
Sorry for wittering on your advice is most welcome.
Thanks Pete
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Old 19 June 2012, 16:48   #2
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Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke, simple as that, wins on every criteria you specify in the OP.
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Old 19 June 2012, 17:06   #3
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I was going to say the same, obviously not influenced by the fact we have one for sale right now. 2006 model priced 795

Also have 2008 Mercury 9.9hp 4 stroke, priced 995

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Old 19 June 2012, 17:34   #4
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Tohatsu 9.8, Tohatsu 9.8, Tohatsu 9.8, Tohatsu 9.8... as they said!

Buy Peter's before he realises he could give it a good polish, take some crisp photos and sell on ebay for 200 more.
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It'll need more than a polish! The Tohatsu I have would need a leg re-spray done to a better standard in order to turn it over for real value.

The Merc may polish up though.

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Old 20 June 2012, 01:31   #6
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Hi

I would not want to lug any 2 cylinder engine on and off any boat every day but then if you dont you will not get the max performance out of it. The tohatsu 9.8 is a v good engine and a bad leg spray would not put me off.

So your choice is ok speed 5hp 2 stroke vs is better speed heavier engine and as that is a personal one it is wrong for me to show preference as both will work.

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Old 20 June 2012, 02:22   #7
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Taking the OP into account though (2 adults + kit + 'would like to have some performance' + tidal use) means a 5 or 6 hp would not give the required power...
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Old 20 June 2012, 04:11   #8
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sorry I disagree. I get on fine with me the mrs and the dog on the west coast of scotland with a honda 5hp 4 stroke in a honwave and i am 20 stone and it is more than fine. I just wish it was lighter hence why I would go with a 2 stroke not a 4.

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While PeteH said he was concerned about "performance", he didn't actually say that a requirement was to plane - after all, he wasn't likely to have been planing much with his previous rig.

This means the debate is kinda pointless (and we can't have that on RIBnet, can we? ) until we know what he really wants. I'm currently reading it as he's concerned about making headway against wind and tide, as opposed to wanting to plane. That and the weight of the lump.

I hope I'm wrong (again) because then I can recommend the Tohatsu 9.8 2T

PeteH, be aware that the Toohotsue weighs 26kg
The old 2 stroke Yammie 8Hp weighs 27kg, I think the 6Hp the same block and therefore same weight?
There is some relevant debate on this old thread of mine.
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he's concerned about making headway against wine and tide.
In which case he needs to specify whether his preference is red or white. Personally I'd stick a nice Penfolds Bin 28 on the back, failing that, a Wakefield 2006 Shiraz Whatever you do, stay away from the Italian stuff, or it will only go backwards.
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