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|Author||Topic: Tohatsu/Nissan TLDI|
posted 03-05-2003 09:55 PM ET (US)
Am looking to replace my trusty '85 Mariner 90 on my '85 17' Super Sport. Am baffled by the choices, and the high cost of a new motor. Does anyone have any real world experience with a 70 or 90 hp Tohatsu or Nissan TLDI? The dealers seem to be more willing to deal than Yamaha, Honda, Merc. And the weight is 310-314 lbs instead of almost 400 for a 4 stroke. Howard
posted 03-05-2003 10:05 PM ET (US)
I dont have any first hand but have talked with several people who have them that love them.
posted 03-06-2003 12:10 AM ET (US)
I have heard good things from Nissan/Tohatsu TLDI owners in my harbor. I think the 90 is a nice option for the 17 hull.
posted 03-07-2003 01:02 PM ET (US)
hlebowi2 - I've been eying them also. Probably a season or two away from having to repower. The press on the TLDI sure reads good. Let us know how you make out if you go for it.
posted 03-07-2003 02:27 PM ET (US)
Mercury has announced a new 90 HP Optimax. You might want to look into that, since you alread have contols for Merc, although I don't know about availability. I guarantee you it will be faster than the Tohatsu. They are known to be highly reliable slugs.
From what I understand, the system is the same as Optimax. Maybe it IS Optimax?
posted 03-08-2003 08:07 AM ET (US)
I have had many twists and turns on the road to repower. I am now thinking of replacing my '85 Mariner 6 cyl 90 with a barely used 2000 Merc I found a couple of hours away from me on ebay. Price is a big consideration as the boat doesn't get a ton of use here in the Adirondacks of NY State.
I have a new post reading motor swap. Can you all help me make a decision? I've offered $4200 for the 2000 Merc 90 ELPTO with (supposedly) 30 hours of freshwater use and a stainless steel 4 blade prop, in "perfect condition" with a factory warranty until 6/13/03 as it wasn't sold 'til 6/02. New post was trying to figure out if I can save $ using my original controls and rigging.
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