Be sure to also check out the Suzuki 9.9B as well. I was originally considering the Tohatsu but decided to go with the Suzuki instead. The Suzuki 9.9 is the same block and displacement
as their 20hp outboard
so it should have more low end power than the Tohatsu. (20ci vs 12) The Suzuki also has twice the charging
capacity (12amp vs 6amp), an actual oil filter
on the engine, bigger high thrust prop and it is fuel
injected. Because it is fuel
injected the engine can output NMEA 2000
data to pass on engine data (RPM, fuel usage, temp) to a chart plotter if desired. Since the fuel system is sealed you won't have evaporation in a carb and no jets to gunk up.
If you want remote
control Suzuki is apparently the only company that will sell remote
The Suzuki is a little bit heavier than the Tohatsu though.
I'm finishing up an install of the Suzuki on my boat and will hopefully have it in the water