We use a 6hp Tohatsu. We got the one with an external tank. No problems starting it. It does kick back occasionally when when trying to start, but nothing that I worry about. We have used it daily since May. It will plane our inflatable dinghy
with one person on board, but anything more and it won't plane. I think if we had a solid dinghy
or a RIB
, it would be able to plane with more weight.
If I could do it all again I would get something a bit larger that has 2 cylinders instead of the single
on the 6. We're in the Bahamas
now and would like to be able to venture out farther on the dinghy instead of just putt putting along. The inflatable
dinghy came with the boat though, and I wasn't about to spend another few thousand on a RIB
when we already had something that will work.
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