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Old 19 January 2014, 11:27   #11
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I am sure some would suggest higher HP if going off shore to get you back wicker if conditions change, but if you have seen a set up with a 10 for your solo fishing trips less Hp may not be as much of a factor.ore important is the condition & reliability of the engine.
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Old 19 January 2014, 11:46   #12
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for sure reliability is the top concern i`d take an engine that starts everytime ,dont be put of 2nd hand as there are some great engines out there and tbf the rougher the conditions the slower you go ,you`ll have to think about a bit of ballast up front sibbing by yourself ..check ur weights on engines as i was going to upgrade to a 25hp from a 15 and trailer it guess what ? .. i just went for a rib instead lol
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hi thanks for all the replies i was thinking if i where to step up to a 15hp a new tohatsu 4 stroke? or would i be better off with a 10hp honda? are the tohatsu's as reliable?

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I could be wrong but i think the tohatsu is the holy grail the 18 is very sought after.. i love mariners though
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18hp 2 stroke appears the sought after option. Are you thinking of keeping the boat on a trailer or
Inflating /deflating and carrying the engine?
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18hp 2 stroke appears the sought after option. Are you thinking of keeping the boat on a trailer or
Inflating /deflating and carrying the engine?
hi, i am going to be inflating and deflating, i was thinking of a new 15hp tohatsu what are they like for reliability?

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Old 20 January 2014, 15:20   #17
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You may want to visit a dealer and try lifting a 15hp 4s before you buy one.

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Chris has a point, four strokes are hefty bits of kit.


I have a Honda 20 on my Honwave T35, it shifts but is a bit of a struggle to handle onshore.
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15hp 4 stroke 50kg 15hp two stroke 35kgs that's why 2 strokes adore so popular
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15hp 4 stroke 50kg 15hp two stroke 35kgs that's why 2 strokes adore so popular
i would ideally prefer a 2 stroke but do not want to buy a second hand one as I'm completely new to this

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