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Old 02 December 2012, 09:32   #1
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Look forward to scanning through this site. Looks like the only place to be for help and advise.
I have a 3.8 Tohatsu boat that I fish out of. Currently looking to replace my Tohatsu 15hp for a 25hp.
Launch from Christchurch.

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Old 02 December 2012, 09:51   #2
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'low dobra # #. Welcome to Rib.net

Will you be sticking with Twatsoo for your 25hp upgrade? Their 2-stroke is a nice motor
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Old 02 December 2012, 09:57   #3
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I am open to which I go for.
Yes think the Tohatsu's are good.
I dont mind a mercury or mariner.
Just excited about a bit more power.
The 3.8 is a bit heavy for the 15hp I think. Not saying that its slow its just I like a bit more.
Thanks for reply
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Old 02 December 2012, 14:10   #4
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Why Merc/Mariner?
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Old 02 December 2012, 14:37   #5
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Because they are about the only 2 strokes I can see that are close to 50kg.
Any suggestions?
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:02   #6
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Is it the boat that has a weight limit, or yourself, for lugging it around? Twatsoo will outperform the Merc/Mariner by a long way, Yam 2 cylinder performs about the same as the Merc. Merc is a very simple motor, easy to work on, etc. so has its advantages.
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:11   #7
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I thought that the merc, mariner and tohatsu are all about the same. It is a weight limit that I have. As for yams you dont seem to see them come up for sale often. Well what I mean is I havnt seen them come up much.
Am after one that is 2001 up to about 2006. Got a budget.
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:14   #8
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Hi Dobra. Only the newer 4 stroke Merc/Mariners are made by Tohatsu. The one you are interested in is a "proper" Merc - 2005.

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Old 02 December 2012, 15:45   #9
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Hello and welcome. Should go well with a 25, enjoy!

Peter @ Boatsandoutboards4sale ~ www.BoatsandOutboards4Sale.co.uk ~ 07930 421007
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Old 02 December 2012, 16:53   #10
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The latest 30hp Merc & Mariner 2-strokes are re-badged Twatsoos, but as Tim M says, the 25hp motors are made by Mercury.
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