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Old 07-03-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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Tohatsu Outboards??

Does anyone have any experience with them? From what i've read they are reliable and fairly cheap, just wondered how they compare to the usual Mercury/Mariner?

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Old 07-03-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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my dad runs a tohatsu 140 on his ocr boat and it is very quick.

and they are very reliable. when he turned his boat over all we did was change the oil and petrol and it was fine the next day and the engine wasnt wet at all so the are also quite water proof as well.
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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my mate's a tohatsu dealer and he reckons the engines are bullet proof if serviced regulary .
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Old 07-03-2005, 01:33 PM   #4
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My friends @ http://www.reddish-marine.co.uk also reckon they are hard as nails and cheap as chips. They are alos a dealer but own phantoms themselves.
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:53 AM   #5
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When they started the one class rib racing the engines were fine but the saddles took a lot of stick from the drivers and failed quite regulary.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:09 AM   #6
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Not that it matters that much, but whilst at the Miami show I noticed identical engines on the same stands badged as Nissan.
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:30 PM   #7
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that's right cookie! At last, I know somethin' technical! Yeah, stateside we call those Toe Hat Sue's Nissans!
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:49 PM   #8
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well if its a nissan, probably means....cheap, boring but ultimately relaible and great value.

now where are the keys to my cherry?
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:55 PM   #9
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now where are the keys to my cherry?
Haven't you lost it yet?
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:58 PM   #10
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your so predictable! why do you think i chose to post that model whilst you online nobba?

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Old 08-03-2005, 10:59 PM   #11
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what dya reckon a pair of 140's would go like on a 21ft sportsboat then?
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:03 PM   #12
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what dya reckon a pair of 140's would go like on a 21ft sportsboat then?

your not........thinking.......... .......are you
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:09 PM   #13
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No...........its quite obvious that i'm never thinking......at very least before i speak/type or press speed dial!
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:15 PM   #14
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what dya reckon a pair of 140's would go like on a 21ft sportsboat then?
Fkkn (that's aimed at you, not a reference to how well ya tank'll go wiv a couple of clunkers on it)
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:19 PM   #15
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so what you trying to say then?
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:30 PM   #16
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Fkkn twin 140's......I ask you!

why don't you get quadruple 70's?
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:45 PM   #17
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Didn't jw. have triple 25's once? Have you got a pic of it jw?
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Didn't jw. have triple 25's once? Have you got a pic of it jw?
25's or 2.5's?
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:56 PM   #19
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ere jon.........dont be rude!

i'm actually fkin panic stricken here! All the major east coast US dealers where called today........as you well know from my PM.....not a thing.

I'm getting really quite worried about not having anything for when the sun shines.
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:28 AM   #20
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Oh no capatain I may even take mine out this weekend! Hows the Boat going is it nearly finished apart ffrom the engine have you any pics to post of the build?

There are a few engine ons boats and out boards.

300HP apparently!
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F56454/

280HP 1997
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F53693/

Feeling Brave? Double up! Or a spare parts engine
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F54239/

Hoping to see you on the essex coats line this summer good luck!

Taz has got himself a new motor too! (think I am going to be the slowest Phantom) If this is the case when you guys get your bloody motors sorted (at least mine runs!) I am off to spend my bonus on some extra horses!



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