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Old 21 March 2013, 02:32   #1
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Converting an 18hp Tohatsu tiller to forward?

Hi I would like to convert my 2004 18hp tohatsu to forward steer for a new rib i want to get. The new boat is 3.3m centre console and i want to change from tiller to forward without buying a new motor.
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Old 21 March 2013, 02:58   #2
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Hi ,You need to ask a question if you want a reply
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Old 21 March 2013, 03:15   #3
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I think I would start by going to speak to the local tohatsu dealer armed with the motor serial number, as long as you can still get the bits cannot see it being a big problem to convert.
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Old 21 March 2013, 03:26   #4
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You can get the parts. See the below link

http://www.rib-shop.com/prodtype.asp...ageHistory=cat

Any problems just give us a call.
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Old 21 March 2013, 05:50   #5
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Firstly, Welcome to ribnet!

Reading between the lines I guess you want to know if it's feasible and / or howe to do it? The guys above have answered the first, so here's my take on the high level side:


things you will need:
1) a console or dashboard type arrangement to fit the steering wheel & engine controls to.
(I assume you have this on the new boat, hence your Q so won't say any more)

2) steering wheel & steering cable to connect it to the engine.
(Again, there;s a high chance this will be fitted to the new boat?)
2a) Something called a "drag link".
This is a bar that connects the end of the steering cable to the front of the engine, usually just below the case

3) remote throttle / gearchange - AKA "remotes". Probably habve a deadman switch built in, unless they are really old.
3a) If no deadman switch in remotes, a deadman switch.

4) Throttle / gear cables (bowden type - no electrical)
4a) if not "Tohatsu" or "dealer supplied" cables - you'll also need suitable end fittings to connect to engine's gears & throttle.

5) A couple of hours or so to connect them all up.


I would guess that as it's a new rib, the steering gear & cables may already be part of the package? If so, then you can either go to your dealer & pay a lot for the appropriate Tohatsu remote control kit, or find some used bits & cobble it together.

(The one good thing about remotes are that the cables themselves are a universal standard, so you can probably save a bit by using Ultraflex or Teleflex cables with their Tohatsu end fittings.

One thought - what is the max HP your Rib will take? If >18Hp, do you plan to upgrade? I ask because if you sddo think more gee gees could help, it might be worth future proofing, and get electric start / PT equipped remotes for when you upgrade the engine.
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Old 22 March 2013, 01:15   #6
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Firstly, Welcome to ribnet!

Reading between the lines I guess you want to know if it's feasible and / or howe to do it? The guys above have answered the first, so here's my take on the high level side:

things you will need:
1) a console or dashboard type arrangement to fit the steering wheel & engine controls to.
(I assume you have this on the new boat, hence your Q so won't say any more)

2) steering wheel & steering cable to connect it to the engine.
(Again, there;s a high chance this will be fitted to the new boat?)
2a) Something called a "drag link".
This is a bar that connects the end of the steering cable to the front of the engine, usually just below the case

3) remote throttle / gearchange - AKA "remotes". Probably habve a deadman switch built in, unless they are really old.
3a) If no deadman switch in remotes, a deadman switch.

4) Throttle / gear cables (bowden type - no electrical)
4a) if not "Tohatsu" or "dealer supplied" cables - you'll also need suitable end fittings to connect to engine's gears & throttle.

5) A couple of hours or so to connect them all up.

I would guess that as it's a new rib, the steering gear & cables may already be part of the package? If so, then you can either go to your dealer & pay a lot for the appropriate Tohatsu remote control kit, or find some used bits & cobble it together.

(The one good thing about remotes are that the cables themselves are a universal standard, so you can probably save a bit by using Ultraflex or Teleflex cables with their Tohatsu end fittings.

One thought - what is the max HP your Rib will take? If >18Hp, do you plan to upgrade? I ask because if you sddo think more gee gees could help, it might be worth future proofing, and get electric start / PT equipped remotes for when you upgrade the engine.
It can only take a 25hp and the engine is actually 22hp but its classified as an 18hp
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Old 22 March 2013, 07:07   #7
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It can only take a 25hp and the engine is actually 22hp but its classified as an 18hp
Lots of 25s these days come with PT & electric start, hence my comment. 18s are generally sold as "portables" so don't have all the gubbins as standard.

Having said that, you may find if you do ever upgrade / replace the engine it's easier to sell the current one with it's remotes, and you just replace with suitable ones for your mythical new engine.
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Old 22 March 2013, 10:13   #8
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If it's a 2 strokes, how can an 18 HP be classified as a 22, 18 is 300 CC and next 25 HP is 420 CC, an 18 is an 18 and the max it will go.

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Old 22 March 2013, 10:19   #9
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If it's a 2 strokes, how can an 18 HP be classified as a 22, 18 is 300 CC and next 25 HP is 420 CC, an 18 is an 18 and the max it will go.

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I think have read some years a go a boat magazine outboard test where the 18 hp 2 st Tohatsu was dyno tested to 21 hp. So actually its a 18 HO
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Old 22 March 2013, 17:49   #10
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If it's a 2 strokes, how can an 18 HP be classified as a 22, 18 is 300 CC and next 25 HP is 420 CC, an 18 is an 18 and the max it will go.

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The engine was upgraded and tuned so it gives something like 22hp
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