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Bluwtrflyz posted 04-26-2004 10:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bluwtrflyz   Send Email to Bluwtrflyz  
Are a Nissan/Tohatsu 40-HP TLDI motor and a 13-foot Boston Whaler boat a good combination? I have a buddy who is about to buy a 13 that needs a new motor. Is this combo OK for setback brackets or a jackplate?
Thanks All!
GS
keltonkrew posted 04-27-2004 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for keltonkrew  Send Email to keltonkrew     
I'm told this is a great motor for the 13-foot Boston Whlaer. If ever I had to repower, this is the way I would go.

I have a 1986 Merc 35 on mine now. I just put the CMC PT-35 on mine (5 1/2" setback).

It allowed me to raise my motor way up and I now have more fuel efficiency, higher top end speed and the boat just plain rides better.

Sitting still it sits lower in the stern now with that weight further back, but once running, it is great.

Having said that, mine is not a standard Whaler. I turned mine into a Center Console and moved the console farther [forward], mounted a 12 gallon tank in the console and the battery is in the console.

If you have the standard configuration, the weight farther aft may be a problem. The Tohastu 40 is a good motor.

BOB KEMMLER JR posted 04-27-2004 08:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
I should have my father's [boat] re-rigged with one of the standard carbed versions within a couple weeks. I inquired about the TLDI, but the cost and weight turned me off. I think it's about 200-220lbs and about $5500. The standard carbed version is only 160lbs and is still available in a 15" shaft for the older hulls. I'll post some numbers after the break in period. I called around and the best price I got on a new motor with rigging was $4600 at Fenwick marine in Delaware.
jimh posted 04-27-2004 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
TLDI=Two–stroke Low–pressure Direct Injection

TLDI is Nissan's brand naming for the same Orbital technology that Mercury also licenses and implements as the Optimax two-stroke.

ratherwhalering posted 04-27-2004 09:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Gene:

I have a working Suzuki 40hp, with all controls and instruments for sale. E-mail me if your interested, I'll give your buddy a great price.

blade posted 04-28-2004 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for blade  Send Email to blade     
I talked to a guy today about that exact motor and it sounds like it would work fine. Power T/T, prop, controls, for 4200. He said it was quieter, quicker and more fuel economy than four stroke and lighter. Of course he was a salesman but he said they were less maintence too. Sounds like a great package.
blade posted 04-28-2004 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for blade  Send Email to blade     
I talked to a guy today about that exact motor and it sounds like it would work fine. Power T/T, prop, controls, for 4200. He said it was quieter, quicker and more fuel economy than four stroke and lighter. Of course he was a salesman but he said they were less maintence too. Sounds like a great package.
blade posted 04-28-2004 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for blade  Send Email to blade     
I talked to a guy today about that exact motor and it sounds like it would work fine. Power T/T, prop, controls, for 4200. He said it was quieter, quicker and more fuel economy than four stroke and lighter. Of course he was a salesman but he said they were less maintence too. Sounds like a great package.
Bluwtrflyz posted 04-29-2004 11:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bluwtrflyz  Send Email to Bluwtrflyz     
Thanks for your replies, I'll pass along the info.
RS, you got mail.........
GS
Sport 13 posted 04-30-2004 09:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sport 13  Send Email to Sport 13     
Another thing to consider...I looked into repowering my 13 with this motor, but the local Tohatsu dealer told me that the 40 TLDI would not run properly at higher elevations (I live in Colorado). Apparently Tohatsu is remapping the engine to solve the problem, but until then, Tohatsu is telling its dealers not to sell them to high altitude users. I don't know if this will affect your friend or not, but I thought I would pass it along anyway. I'm still considering repowering with the regular two stroke Tohatsu 40.

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