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Old 19 August 2012, 03:52   #1
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I guys, bit of help required. I've got a 3.85m Achilles SIB and a 15hp short shaft Tohatsu outboard. I am having a few problems with the amount of water that it being kicked up when I open her up; so much water is spraying up that it is flooding back through a gap in the transom clamp and filling the boat up! Far from ideal. Any suggestions?
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Old 19 August 2012, 04:00   #2
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Yes, read this.
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Yes, Tohatsu and low transom height are not very compatible, + 2.5 cm transom shim raise should solve your excessive water splashes issues.

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Thanks guys, very helpful. Tried raising it yesterday when we were out and it seems to have done the trick. Put me off ever going with a tohatsu in the future.
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. Put me off ever going with a tohatsu in the future.
Nothing wrong with Tohatsu, it's not a malfunction, it's all related to lower unit design and all engines needs to be height seated correctly at transom under trial and error if wanting cruising perfection, it's not a matter of placing motor and bon voyage!! Check any engine brand owners manual for engine/transom/keel height parameters..

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