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Old 13-01-2021, 20:05   #31
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Looking to pick up a 10hp 4 stroke pull start 15" outboard for my dinghy. Technically, they are all the same motor. Which one seems the best bang for the buck plus distance?

1) New 2021 Toh 9.8hp 5 yr warranty shipped = $2050
2) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 5yr warranty, 3hr drive = $1,650
3) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 3yr warranty, 1hr drive = $1,500
4) Used 2020 Merc 9.9hp (6hrs) 3 yr warranty, 8hr drive =$1,500
I would pick #4. Made by Tohatsu for Mercury.
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If the Merc has the shift on the tiller handle vs on the engine I would vote for the Merc. It make shifting Sooooo much easier. Otherwise go for any of the Tohatsus. JMHO
I have two of the Merc's in commercial service, and they are excellent. Shallow water drive, and tiller throttle/shift, unbeatable.
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Old 13-01-2021, 20:27   #33
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Re: Which dinghy motor would you pick?

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Looking to pick up a 10hp 4 stroke pull start 15" outboard for my dinghy. Technically, they are all the same motor. Which one seems the best bang for the buck plus distance?

1) New 2021 Toh 9.8hp 5 yr warranty shipped = $2050
2) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 5yr warranty, 3hr drive = $1,650
3) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 3yr warranty, 1hr drive = $1,500
4) Used 2020 Merc 9.9hp (6hrs) 3 yr warranty, 8hr drive =$1,500
Number 1 !
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Old 14-01-2021, 05:57   #34
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nope, that would be crazy!
Yep just like buying a carb motor if you can get an EFI.
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Old 14-01-2021, 17:10   #35
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Re: Which dinghy motor would you pick?

As they're all Tohatsu-made in any case, the point is pretty academic.


Interestingly even new Mercurys are cheaper than their Tohatsu brethern. The additional 0.1 hp is taken at a fifferent rpm on the curve.



Personally I'd go for thr cheapest - I've owned both and think the Mercury has marginally better paint finish.
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Old 14-01-2021, 18:34   #36
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Go with #1 new and delivery.
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PIck the new motor with shipping.
We bought our Tohatsu new and with service every Fall the outboard is 10 years now and still going strong.
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Ahh, a cynic after my own heart, If the second hand units "had" more hours I would perhaps consider them but 6 ?
New would be my go if finances were agreeable.
If it only had 6 hours on the engine it would still have the original break in oil...the manufacturer wants you to put 10 hours on then at no more that half throttle then return to the dealer for service.
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If it only had 6 hours on the engine it would still have the original break in oil...the manufacturer wants you to put 10 hours on then at no more that half throttle then return to the dealer for service.
One item that didn't come up...why are these engines being sold with so few hours?

If the reason sounds sketchy I might steer away from them (or expect additional discount).

Might just be a demonstration model but I haven't seen a lot of demonstrations for small outboards, so I would want some explanation before pulling the trigger.
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#3 or new with FI.
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Looking to pick up a 10hp 4 stroke pull start 15" outboard for my dinghy. Technically, they are all the same motor. Which one seems the best bang for the buck plus distance?

1) New 2021 Toh 9.8hp 5 yr warranty shipped = $2050
2) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 5yr warranty, 3hr drive = $1,650
3) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 3yr warranty, 1hr drive = $1,500
4) Used 2020 Merc 9.9hp (6hrs) 3 yr warranty, 8hr drive =$1,500
Buy the new one !
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Old 18-01-2021, 10:01   #42
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Re: Which dinghy motor would you pick?

I have a 15HP EFI Tohatsu (basically the same motor) and cannot say enough positive about it! I bought it new, broke it in carefully and it runs like dream. The EFI's fuel efficiency is exceptional - I do not have a direct comparison with a carb model but the 15/EFI just sips fuel compared to the 2-stroke Yamaha that it replaced. And, it's quiet....

Spend the money for a new Tohatsu - it will repay the investment for years!
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Looking to pick up a 10hp 4 stroke pull start 15" outboard for my dinghy. Technically, they are all the same motor. Which one seems the best bang for the buck plus distance?

1) New 2021 Toh 9.8hp 5 yr warranty shipped = $2050
2) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 5yr warranty, 3hr drive = $1,650
3) Used 2019 Toh 9.8hp (20hrs) 3yr warranty, 1hr drive = $1,500
4) Used 2020 Merc 9.9hp (6hrs) 3 yr warranty, 8hr drive =$1,500
Non of them. Spare yourself the 36kg+ brick...
Get the 26kg 1 cylinder 2-stroke 9.9hp Tohatsu. Its made for the asian fisherman, these millions of small asian commercial dingy fishers. simple, reliable, always starts on first pull...
Over 1 million asian fisherman cannot be wrong...
Probably the most sold outboard worldwide. You can get them new in Caribbean or marroco or in uk when you claim commercial use/have a company or afriend who has one.
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Old 18-01-2021, 12:18   #44
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The Tohatsu 9.8 is "hotted up" version of their 8hp motor, it is not a detuned 15 - this is the 9.9 model.
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I generally find people donít take their expenses into account, much less their time. Even an hour drive each way- 120 miles times 60c per mile - 70 some dollars. Time - minimum of 3 hours. What is your time worth? $50/ hr? Iím a lot more expensive than that, but often I think about the cost to pay an employee. 25 or so per hour with overhead. I pay the feed store $15 to deliver feed from 4 miles away. No way I can do it that cheap. Iíll pay the tractor shop $75 to come get a tractor for repair. No way I can do it that cheap. Hell Iíll burn an hour just trying to hook my trailer! 🤓
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