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Old 11 June 2009, 08:03   #11
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Something to do with that heavyweight 115 on the back?
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Old 11 June 2009, 08:09   #12
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Engine choice..

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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Old 11 June 2009, 08:14   #13
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I've driven one with a single 30, (had twins , one was away for a repair) It was a bit sluggish to say the least, but it did plane 5 up.
Well if 9D had it on the plane with a 30HP I think you'll get along ok with the 40. And it suits your set up so go for it
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