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shoctor posted 12-30-2002 11:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for shoctor   Send Email to shoctor  
Can i expect the same performance form the boat going to the newer tohatsu. My 65 was running great just old school technology and could see in the not so distant future it may be getting tired. What are the pros and cons. Has anyone put a 50 hp on older whaler interested to see what the results are. The Tohatsu is a 2 stroke so 4s comparison of 50 hp may not work. Just looking to hear some info.
Bigshot posted 12-30-2002 12:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Old school you bet but it also stayed that way until 2001 when they stopped making the 3cyl. I say keep it if compression is good, etc. That 65 will smoke that Tohatsu in the performance arena.
shoctor posted 12-30-2002 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for shoctor  Send Email to shoctor     
did a little bit of research on old posts for boats with 50 hp. Right now I only get like 35 mph (gps) with the 65 and it looks as though would only stand to lose 5 mph. Another thing is that I am not that confident in the evinrude. Granted it has never left me stranded but getting to the point where when you are 4-5 miles off shore and getting a little rough you hold your breath when you shut it off hoping it will start again. Was looking to go not so much for performance but budget and reliability. Tohatsu has 128 verified hours on it and is only 1000 and a 1996 seems too good to pass up. Granted a little smaller than i wanted to buy was looking for similar vintage 70 hp OMC but people are asking way way to much money for those rigs and in many cases the motors have been tortured. ie too small for the boat it was on extensive use etc etc. Seems to me people with smaller hp use their boats more often. Larger engines just seem to have way less hours. I too fall into that category. I have run that evinrude for the last season for what seemed like non stop never left me stranded but had some decent parts bills mainly due to my mistakes.
With the new motor not looking for speed demon was just wondering if that motor is not enough for the boat?
Bigshot posted 12-30-2002 03:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Well now that you put it that it for a $G. I doubt you will lose mph, just make sure it was not on a pontoon boat or else it would have been run hard. Most Tohatsu's(bigger ones) I see are on pontoons down here and those people run WOT all the time. Does that $G include controls and harness? Reliability is #1 on Tohatsu?nissans from everyone I have talked to. Been around forever and my friend has a 115 and loves it. I looked at them but for the extra $500 or so it would pay in resale to get a Merc/etc. With that price, snag it. There is a 1991? Montauk down here with the same 50 on it so it can't be bad if he drove it 11 years. Gas milage will be aces.
shoctor posted 12-30-2002 03:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for shoctor  Send Email to shoctor     
Kinda sad story on the motor. Buying from son in law guy bought the motor new put on an old 16 foot fishing boat (beater) and had the marina deliver to his house. Looked at themotor with son in law in drive said that is the last motor I will buy turned around had a massive heart attack and dropped dead 5 ft form the boat. Son in law used sporadically for last year and first year of the motor and had it stored for 4 years in between at marina inside storage. the grand does include all controls wire harness tach etc etc. I too have had experiences with Tohatsu great running motors. Out on cape cod in the Wellfleet Marina all of the rental boats have them. Those things scream from sun up to sundown everyday may to end of sept. Most have 5 seasons on them and guys just laugh saying they will never die. I am hoping this will be the case with the 50. I know exactly what you mean with the pontoon boats they try and make a 30 ft party barge a cigarette boat with a 50 hp strapped to the back eventually turning the poor little motor into a roman candle.

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