The reason I picked the engine I have now is the weight. The 1992 25hp Yamaha that was on there when bought the boat weighed 59kg on the scales. This 40hp Tohatsu weighs 62 KG, so only 3 KG heavier. It is the 40c model, so only a 2 cylinder model, but gives the good weight saving. The 3 cylinder models are approx 10kg heavier, and the ones with powertrim even more.
If I could find another tohatsu model 40c, then it may be a possibility, however I have only seen 2 advertised in the last 8 months, of which I bought one of them..
Would love a twin setup as far more fun to play with.. But to start with might just keep to one.
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