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Old 20 May 2016, 01:00   #51
Country: UK - England
Town: Horley
Make: Yamaha 3.1 STI
Length: 3m +
Engine: 9.8 Tohatsu 2 stroke
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 217
Can't wait to see some pics and a report on your trip out, after a couple of sibs and outboards I realised the combo I was after was max power and size with minimum weight, after reading people rave about the 9.8 and finding you can get a brand new and boxed for a couple of hundred more, it seemed like a no brainer and to be honest for the amount of time I'm out on the water I can live with the little bit of extra pollution I'm adding to the sea, offset it against my hybrid car and solar panels.
I had a 6hp Mercury 4s which was a really nice quite motor which did not have that 2s smell but it felt really heavy and not very powerful and the fact you can only store it one way put the nail in its coffin, although people on ribnet are great and seem willing to bend over backwards to help you and I thank them all, but when you get knowledge your life of course gets more complicated as you then start having to make decisions . Not that that's a bad thing 😀

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Old 20 May 2016, 10:32   #52
Country: UK - England
Town: Blakeney
Boat name: Lindy
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 98
Tohatsu 2 stroke.

Ah, the CE mark. Good old EU and their regulations.

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Old 09 June 2016, 16:45   #53
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Country: UK - England
Town: Marple
Make: Zodiac
Length: under 3m
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 551
I bought one from the dealer in Alderney a while ago and the total cost was 1650 including duty etc and delivery to my door.
I've had no issues with the engine, l use it on my Zodiac 285s and it goes like a rocket, planing without delay and achieving close to 20mph with two of us on board.

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