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Old 02 August 2004, 03:56   #1
Country: UK - England
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Johnson or tohatsu for sib

Have just bought a bombard aerotec 380 for a bit of fun pottering about the harbour and for a bit of river use but I need an engine for it. I was thinking new for piece of mind etc and have narrowed it down to Johnson 15hp 2 stroke or a tohatsu 15hp or 18hp 2 stroke. Does anyone have any views on these engines (price difference is about 100 from cheapest to dearest) and is 3hp going to make any difference? I have gone for this size due to weight.

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Old 02 August 2004, 05:20   #2
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In my opinion go for the biggest engine you can afford (providing it doen't exceed the boat's limit)

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Old 02 August 2004, 06:44   #3
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Ive had a lot of trouble with Johnson 2 strokes in the past so would say tohatsu any day. Provided the 15 and the 18 are the same block go for the biggest one.
Although i do have a 15hp suzuki 4/s in mint condition in my garage at the moment. PM me if interested.
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