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Old 14 September 2006, 19:09   #11
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The Mariner is still the same engine under the hood as 13 years ago. I think that says something-but then I've got one and love it . I believe it's a downrated 60 which means it'll last well too.

You may already have the holes in your console in the right place too-the previous engine (4cyl merc) that was on your boat had the Commander remotes fitted to it.

The only real problem I've had is that I occasionally knock the choke with my knee when thrown about and it stops the engine-but it takes an awkward landing to do that. Oh, and it's quite wide so to get an auxiliary on the transom you'll probably need an auxiliary clamp.


Seems good on 2-stroke oil too.
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Old 14 September 2006, 19:21   #12
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Mariner vs Tohatsu..

The Tohatsu 50 is about 20 kilos lighter aswell.. but I think it is all to do with the mind.. do I want a tohatsu... Who would buy a Tohatsu? would you rather pay more for Mariner or Yamaha?
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Old 14 September 2006, 19:32   #13
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The Tohatsu 50 is about 20 kilos lighter aswell.. but I think it is all to do with the mind.. do I want a tohatsu... Who would buy a Tohatsu? would you rather pay more for Mariner or Yamaha?
Depends on resale value I guess-are you going to keep the boat for the life of the engine? Some people have posted that they've been offered a lot less when selling their boat because it has a tohatsu on it-but then they are a lot cheaper etc....
I've not heard a bad thing about the tohatsus apart from that-and they have the added advantage of a metal impeller.
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Old 14 September 2006, 20:03   #14
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As long as it works...

Yams are nice, but overpriced... and secondhand harder to find.. but come re-sale sell for more.. depends how long I heep engine I suppose..
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Well...

If you're gonna buy 2nd hand then now is getting towards the time to buy-prices are starting to fall.
If you can get a good 2nd hand motor now you'll be able to sell it with no depreciation in the spring if you want a new one.
But then you might well be able to get a good deal on a new one at the boat show...

Might be worth considering that you've already got the mounting holes in the transom for a Yam 4stroke-but measure them up anyway-it might be that something else will fit. It'll save turning your transom into a colander. Don't forget there's been at least 3 motors on there before.
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Old 15 September 2006, 06:15   #16
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Gonna buy the tohatsu...

£2675 from Powertech Marine in OSuthampton can collect it now.. so gonna do that.. Got an offer of £3295 for a 2006 50 Mariner ELPTO.. but tohatsu still beats it on price..
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Alex,

If buying new Tohatsu has it on price and I take it its PTT etc. They aren't too bad on fuel consumption. My 40 used to do 2 miles to the litre. Different boat though. Bad bits on the Tohatsu, They seem a bit flimsier in the leg and they are bloooooody Noisy.
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All bits..

Power trim, oil inj, elec start... should be good..
Can't complain at that price.. especially with a 2 year warranty too...
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Power trim, oil inj, elec start... should be good..
Can't complain at that price.. especially with a 2 year warranty too...
Tohatsu are Nissan in the rest of the World - they really are pretty much bullet proof which is why they are used so much in racing - I would go for one no probs!!!
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Bedajim

Ask Bedajim, he's got a Tohatsu 50 on a 4m Searider. Went round the IOW allright.
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