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Old 10 July 2020, 15:27   #1
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Help which outboard? For my rib

Hi

I have a choice of a Yamaha 40 or a mariner 40 or twatso 40.

This is for my flatacraft force 4..

Marina is 4450
Yamaha. 5195
Twatso 4750

Can't find a 50 which works or available in the next couple of months at least..

What would you go for ? Which is best deal and I'd the Yamaha worth the extra cash
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Old 10 July 2020, 16:33   #2
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Yamaha is good, no denying, that said, but I'd be inclined to wait for 50hp. No point getting something and then wishing you had more horses on tap.

That a lot of cash to be laying out for a Flatacraft (no offence to current owners)

I'd have thought most dealers would be wanting to bite your hand off and do a deal. I'm on the Tohatsu outboard forum, and a lot of boaters state-side are buying them, and they look the absolute business.
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Thx ..


Seriously you think I should just fit a old motor as this is a old boat ... Having said that it's in great condition
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Thx ..

Seriously you think I should just fit a old motor as this is a old boat ... Having said that it's in great condition
Down the line, if you selling the Flatacraft, then you're not going to with a mint Tohatsu bolted to the transom.

What I'm saying, if you're determined to buy a new engine then go for 50hp. This gives you options. You potentially could put it on another sub-5m rib/sib, but importantly it will be more saleable. Mid-sized engines are always in short supply, so a 50hp long shaft will sell itself.

Back to your current dilemma. There are engines out there. This for example: https://www.clyde-outboard-services....remote-control
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Not selling just bought as. Like the old stuff .. thx for your advice looking to see if I can get a 50
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And take wife and kid out in boat so want a reliable motor as well
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Buy the new 50 and you. An always put it on othe boat Cumbria that would be my first port of call HH
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Hi haggis

I would do but seems no 50s about ..


Esp twatsos .

Yammy 50 to heavy .
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This is probably the perfect thing but you'd need to be a bit creative about the use of it to be able to buy it.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401688440740
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Yip just hand a letter saying your a fisherman and they will sell it to you jobs a good yin HH snap that up Cumbria
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