Originally Posted by dubrus
90hp on a 6.6m boat will probably mean you need to sit at 42-4500rpm for a decent cruise speed in the mid 20's. supposed to be decent engines for the time and rarely hear a bad thing about tohatsu engines. that RPM is higher than i like to cruise at but many people do keep their cruise in that range so probably nothing too out the norm.
it is unusual to see a 6.6 with a 90, they usually come with a 115 or 140 tohatsu and the 90 on the 6.1, maybe a re-engine at some point.
the tubes look pretty poor but i think some TLC would bring them back nice enough based on the pics.
seen worse for the money that is for sure.
I see. Thank you for this insight.
What would the tube TLC entail? I see that they look a bit tired and the 'D' shaped profile (rubbing strake?) appears to be lifting on the port side where the tube terminates and looks quite marked in places. Does the two stroke engine run on a petrol and oil mixture which is bought ready mixed?
Have you anything to say about the hull, where the blue paint is at the bow? I know nothing about that brown appearance or what needs to be done to renovate it and put the hull back into pristine condition. The seating looks relatively recent.
Anything else is technical and beyond my current understanding. The price looks attractive and would leave me some money to lavish some TLC on it. Your comments about engine size are noted. How far would the engine supplied take me towards a more suitable engine if it were to be part exchanged?