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Old 02 December 2012, 09:32   #1
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Look forward to scanning through this site. Looks like the only place to be for help and advise.
I have a 3.8 Tohatsu boat that I fish out of. Currently looking to replace my Tohatsu 15hp for a 25hp.
Launch from Christchurch.

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Old 02 December 2012, 09:51   #2
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'low dobra # #. Welcome to Rib.net

Will you be sticking with Twatsoo for your 25hp upgrade? Their 2-stroke is a nice motor
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Old 02 December 2012, 09:57   #3
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I am open to which I go for.
Yes think the Tohatsu's are good.
I dont mind a mercury or mariner.
Just excited about a bit more power.
The 3.8 is a bit heavy for the 15hp I think. Not saying that its slow its just I like a bit more.
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Old 02 December 2012, 14:10   #4
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Why Merc/Mariner?
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Old 02 December 2012, 14:37   #5
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Because they are about the only 2 strokes I can see that are close to 50kg.
Any suggestions?
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:02   #6
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Is it the boat that has a weight limit, or yourself, for lugging it around? Twatsoo will outperform the Merc/Mariner by a long way, Yam 2 cylinder performs about the same as the Merc. Merc is a very simple motor, easy to work on, etc. so has its advantages.
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:11   #7
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I thought that the merc, mariner and tohatsu are all about the same. It is a weight limit that I have. As for yams you dont seem to see them come up for sale often. Well what I mean is I havnt seen them come up much.
Am after one that is 2001 up to about 2006. Got a budget.
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:14   #8
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Hi Dobra. Only the newer 4 stroke Merc/Mariners are made by Tohatsu. The one you are interested in is a "proper" Merc - 2005.

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Hello and welcome. Should go well with a 25, enjoy!

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Old 02 December 2012, 16:53   #10
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The latest 30hp Merc & Mariner 2-strokes are re-badged Twatsoos, but as Tim M says, the 25hp motors are made by Mercury.
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Old 02 December 2012, 16:57   #11
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Sounds like thats what I should be aiming to get.
I would love some of the big ribs on here Ive seen pics of. They look great.
No funds for toys that expensive.
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Old 03 December 2012, 09:52   #12
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Take a look at Tim m selling a 25 merc on here. got one on my sib....it flies along.

If your going from Christchurch dorset give me a shout. Always fun with two boats out of there....I'm sat looking out to the needles as I type this....wishing I was out and not 'working'.
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Old 03 December 2012, 10:04   #13
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Yes thanks for that.
Wishing I was coastal. Wanted that most of my life. Cant beleave I have not moved yet. You lucky lucky thing. Lyme regis being one of my favourates.
Dont mind meeting up some time. You will have to wait for me to set the thing up. Bet you got a rib?
Its a shame about my engine, its lovely but just not enough top end for me on my boat with fishing gear.
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Yes thanks for that.
Wishing I was coastal. Wanted that most of my life. Cant beleave I have not moved yet. You lucky lucky thing. Lyme regis being one of my favourates.
Dont mind meeting up some time. You will have to wait for me to set the thing up. Bet you got a rib?
Its a shame about my engine, its lovely but just not enough top end for me on my boat with fishing gear.
I'm very lucky with boats . Currently two 4m ribs, but also a bombard 380 sib..(with a 25 merc same as Tim m )which has given me some of the best days out imaginable at Christchurch....remember small is the new big.:-)
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Nice to have the choose.
Just looked at your post on gopro's. Not that I was having a nose. Well actualy, i was.
I have a gopro and love it. My 4yr old is good in the skate parks so got it for that.
Editing videos is a pain but thats only because I'm a little slow on the computer.
If you need any help with the cam when you get one then pm me and be glad to help.
If I cant help my brother is supperb with it. He wakeboard instructs and has got some great ideas for mounts and positions of the camera.
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