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Old 04 October 2012, 18:20   #11
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its a good price if its new , bridger marine in exeter can supply new searider at 6500 and honda about 6k plus trailer consul and rigging . Gotta be cheaper deals out there on similar boats though ,
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Old 04 October 2012, 18:28   #12
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6k for 50hp is silly.
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Old 04 October 2012, 18:33   #13
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6k for 50hp is silly.
I thought it was too , i didn't shop around i was just asking prices when i realized my tohatsu needed to become a long shaft or get replaced .

Price was actually 6500 for a tiller steer model , and was told the tiller was costing 500 extra .
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Old 04 October 2012, 18:44   #14
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You could buy an extension kit for your Twatsoo
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Old 04 October 2012, 18:54   #15
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not for the 50 , had to order all new parts from japan cost about 800 , but still chaper than changing the motor , and there was nothing really suitable to replace it with due to wieght .
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Old 05 October 2012, 03:39   #16
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I've seen a 5" leg extension spacer on a Twatsoo 50. May need a new driveshaft, gearchange rod & water tube, but the spacer would be cheaper than a new mid section.
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Old 05 October 2012, 16:56   #17
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You have seen something pretty rare then if they were available they certainly are not now .
Rob at Black Dog marine in looe tried for me
then i spent forever calling every tohatsu dealer and parts specialist on the list
then every breaker i could find
With 6 week wait on new parts from japan I had begun to despair then a dealer called me back with news of an emergency order of parts so i bought all new parts and saved the carriage cost from japan .
I could see the season slipping away with a new boat sat on its trailer in my drive with no engine .

err think we have well and truly hijacked this thread now ,sorry
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Old 07 October 2012, 18:01   #18
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This was an XL Twatsoo 50 and the shaft length was extended to 25" by way of the 5" extension piece you can just about make out in the pic.
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Old 07 October 2012, 18:53   #19
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one of those would have saved me about 350 i guess , new mid section was about 400 alone . still need the driveshaft ,watertube , and gear rod etc , but they don't seem to be made anymore . maybe because the tohatsu is only sold here now for comercial or racing use and there is no market . Think the company that made them is called bay marine but they don't list the extension , nor do tohatsu . I think i was only lucky with my early shipment because the zap cat race market was in need of engines and parts
still its done now and wouldn't part with the snarling little beasty for anything , despite the odd oiled plug
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Old 07 October 2012, 19:26   #20
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nice looking searider, shame about the price
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