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Old 27-12-2011, 15:09   #31
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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

The dinghy I put the 15 on (post #16) was a rib - don't think I would have gone that much hp on an air floor dink.
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Old 27-12-2011, 15:23   #32
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Alex. its a mercury 15hp 2 stroke 2007 , spotless and not even enough hours to be run in, for 600 quid, a bit of a bargain i thinks, weighs 34kg, just light enough for me to manhandle without a hernia, most 8hp four strokes are heavier!
if it was a yamaha id say go for it but dont know about mercury spares in the carib these days may be difficult to find,and £600 or$ 900 is not that cheap for a second hand engine.
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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

i thought it was a good price for a nearly new hardly used engine, maybe im looking in the wrong places, saw some getting near a grand on fleabay
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i thought it was a good price for a nearly new hardly used engine, maybe im looking in the wrong places, saw some getting near a grand on fleabay
since A you dont have really the correct dingy to put it on.
and B it is not a common engine outside the us and uk,
so C its gonna be hard to find spares for in the med and the carribean.

and D ive got a feeling that mercurys were designed for fresh water,though i may be wrong on that one.

my thoughts any way!!
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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

yeah , not looking the best idea any more.... but would have been fun trying it , ill keep my eye out for a used 8hp yam 2 stroke, probably a better idea.
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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

I think that's a pretty great price, but 80lbs of motor is no fun to handle. Handling 80lbs of awkwardness is about the same as lifting 120 of something like a bucket with handles.
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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

mariner(tohatsu) and yamaha 2stroke spares are pretty much available anyware these days in the world
small 4 strokes are only the norm in mainland europe and us,the rest of the world uses 2 strokes,mainly yamaha
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I think Mercury is made by Tohatsu now.
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I think Mercury is made by Tohatsu now.
yeah but are the spares interchangable!!!???

like johnson and evinrude

mariner and tohatsu

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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

I don't think it's as clear as the johnson/evinrude history. With those, you could put the specs of each side by side and they would be pretty much identical. If you can find specs for a 15hp Tohatsu and a 15hp Merc, we'd have an answer. It appears Toahatsu builds the Mercury engine, bit what does that mean exactly? The head?
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I don't think it's as clear as the johnson/evinrude history. With those, you could put the specs of each side by side and they would be pretty much identical. If you can find specs for a 15hp Tohatsu and a 15hp Merc, we'd have an answer. It appears Toahatsu builds the Mercury engine, bit what does that mean exactly? The head?
a mercury is a mercury period........even if owned. now by tohatsu

but a tohatsu and a mariner are basically the same engine,just produced for different markets.
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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

This is from Tohatsu's Wicki page. Not saying it means it's correct, but there does seem to be a bone of contention when you Google the subjects on the web.

Mercury outboards, in the U.S., from 30 hp and below are rebadged Tohatsus.

edit: I always thought Mariner and Mercury were interchangeable, lol..
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This is from Tohatsu's Wicki page. Not saying it means it's correct, but there does seem to be a bone of contention when you Google the subjects on the web.

Mercury outboards, in the U.S., from 30 hp and below are rebadged Tohatsus.

edit: I always thought Mariner and Mercury were interchangeable, lol..
it is quite possable in the usa mainland as a lot of these motors are built for a specific market,and bythe same factory and share distribution rights.

europe and the rest of the world however also have similar deals going on!!

so now a mini and a land rover is actually a bmw!!

and a rover is a tata
,a gm is an opal,but may be a ford,
a nissan is a toyota,
but you will be pleased to know a suzuki is still a susuki.............

confused yet
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Re: Tender max outboard - oversizing?

Nissan Marine has to be the worst...in the US a Nissan outboard is a Tohatsu and in Japan it's a Honda.
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