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Old 30 September 2012, 11:25   #1
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Yamaha f60cetl

Doe anybody have any experience with the 60hp Yamaha. I have a 2006 Tohatsu 60hp and paid 2300 about 18 months ago. What should you pay for a 2008 yamaha? Would I get my money back on the Tohatsu - any offers? I did have the engine serviced and supposedly upgraded to 70hp at the start of the year.

The reason for thinking about changing is that despite trying all configurations I get excessive splashing on the rear of the tubes with the Tohatsu. Is the Yamaha likely to be any better? I also like the quietness of the four stroke, no oil to worry about and the electronic guages.

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Old 30 September 2012, 12:38   #2
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Sounds like the engine is sitting too low to me, the bit of the motor that sits in the water is going to be pretty much the same regardless of make - post an pic of the leg when its trimmed level.
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Height of Engine

Tried all the different heights, different prop, dolefins etc. If the engine is too high then we get cavitation when cornering.
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Old 30 September 2012, 19:23   #4
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I had a thread here about my tohatsu 50 splashing the transom/tubes . its caused by the higher cav plate , the third one on mine . It gets better when the engine is trimmed out .

I am considering grinding the plate off , but its a bit final if water then sprays up higher .

Check out the price of a new tohatsu , you probably would get your money back ,
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2008 Yam F60 would be worth around 3250, if it has low hours and in good condition.

It will use around 60% of the Twatsoo's fuel at cruising speed and will be quieter. The Yam will be a little less responsive, but there's more to go wrong under the hood, as the Twatsoo is prehistorically simple/basic.

Both good motors, but very different.
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I'd be surprised if you find an F60 for 3,250. I reckon more like 3995

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I'd be surprised if you find an F60 for 3,250. I reckon more like 3995
Are you selling one?
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No, I'll buy a 2008 one for 3,250 though if you can find me one

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Does anybody have any experience with the 60hp Yamaha. I have a 2006 Tohatsu 60hp and paid 2300 about 18 months ago. What should you pay for a 2008 yamaha? Would I get my money back on the Tohatsu - any offers? I did have the engine serviced and supposedly upgraded to 70hp at the start of the year.
I've got a 2006 Twatsoo 60hp with the same upgrade.

I reckon it's worth 1,750-2,000 tops. However there is a shortage of mid-sized long-shaft 2-strokes in decent condition, so you might get more. They're favoured by commercial fishermen for their simple electrics and robust mechanical build.

Regards the Yammie F60. Here's one on Boats and Outboards for 3,100. Outboard Engine for sale , YAMAHA F60CETL - Boats And Outboards

There's also a couple on the back of Ribtec 535s, similar age, and the boats are still fetching a good price. Ribeye Ltd : Brokerage
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Shame it's not a genuine Ad (IMHO)

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