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Old 10 April 2008, 04:22   #1
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I'm looking for an engine for my Gemini and been told the transom is rated for anything from 20hp-50hp although there is no plate to tell me this.
I've been offered a new Tohatsu 50 short shaft weighing 72kg but don't know whether to go for it in case it overpowers the boat. If so is there a long term risk of damage to the fabric at the transom or where the floor is attached to the transom?

What do you think?
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Old 10 April 2008, 06:19   #2
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Given the abuse that they receive in service I would have thought a 50 hp Tohatsu would be ideal. Normally grossly overloaded with divers and kit, badly driven by the senior service, feck all maintenance unless it punctures, kept rolled up in there bags for years. Transported and abandoned all over the world by crab airways from tropics to the Falklands.

We always used them with single 40 hp mariners btw but a newish one has appeared in Haslar with twin 25/30s on her.

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