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Old 17 May 2005, 21:16   #1
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I have just taken delivery of a new Caribe DL15 rib with a Yamaha 40hp 4 stroke motor.Used it twice and have not even broken in the motor yet.Sooooooooooooo much fun !!!
Roll on summer !
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Old 17 May 2005, 22:11   #2
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I have just taken delivery of a new Caribe DL15 rib with a Yamaha 40hp 4 stroke motor.Used it twice and have not even broken in the motor yet.Sooooooooooooo much fun !!!
Roll on summer !
Not from Liverpool are you??????????
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Old 18 May 2005, 02:59   #3
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nice rib , so were do you normally take it out?
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Old 18 May 2005, 16:42   #4
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Hi there Codprawn & Hannah, yes i am from Liverpool originally ,how did you guess ??
And Hannah i have my boat at a marina near Long island.About 45 mins from Manhattan.I have just spent a couple of hours on Sunday exploring a place called Jones Beach and this weekend the weather is expected to be about 72 + 76 degrees Saturday & Sunday so hopefully i will get 2 days out.
I had a smaller inflatable (10 ft)for a few years with a 8 hp Tohatsu outboard which i used mostly in & around the Lower Hudson river & the Statue of liberty area etc.But recently as you may guess security is a big issue here so i did not use it for a summer or two. Then i went to the NY boat show in February of this year and the pics are the end result of not leaving your credit card at home when you go to the boat show.
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Old 18 May 2005, 21:49   #5
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What did you think of the tohatsu? I am about to buy the 9.8hp as a backup engine.
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Old 19 May 2005, 11:27   #6
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Old 19 May 2005, 20:46   #7
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Hi Codprawn,I do not know if your aware of this but Tohatsu and Nissan outboards are made in the same factory and are exactly the same apart from the manufactures stickers.I found the Tohatsu to be a excellent little motor and in the 3 yrs or so i had mine apart from the scheduled service (oil change etc) i did not have 1 single problem.I read a article on the Tohatsu website a few years back stating that they are used a hell of a lot on fishing vessels in Asia because of their ultra reliability and bullet proof build quality.I also beleive that Tohatsu hold the world record for crossing the Atlantic with the worlds smallest outboard engine (2.5 hp beleive it or not).If i find the article i will post it here.I would have bought another tohatsu with my new boat but the dealer who i got my boat from was not a Tohatsu dealer but a Yamaha or Mercury .I chose the Yamaha.
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Old 19 May 2005, 20:54   #8
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yes go to www.tohatsu.com & click 9.8 wins award and on the left is the article about the 2.5 hp atlantic crossing.as well as a article saying that tohatsu 9.8 hp has won a award for best motor 2004.

hope this is of use.
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Old 19 May 2005, 21:16   #9
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yes go to www.tohatsu.com & click 9.8 wins award and on the left is the article about the 2.5 hp atlantic crossing.as well as a article saying that tohatsu 9.8 hp has won a award for best motor 2004.

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Yes great thanks - I have read some great reviews as well but always nice to speak someone who has actually owned one!!!
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