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Old 01-27-2017, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hey TF what are the opinion on the 30hp Tohatsu fuel injection dinghy engine?
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:05 PM   #2
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If it was my $$$. Yamaha 2 stroke are very hard to beat and just about anything else after that.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:59 PM   #3
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Bought the 50 hp after lots of research. Purchased at Boaters Discount in LaConner. Very happy with it
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Isn't every outboard smaller than a 30, except for Honda, made at a Tohatsu factory? Tohatsu makes lots of them and their T. branded motors are cheaper than the other-branded.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:04 AM   #5
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Isn't every outboard smaller than a 30, except for Honda, made at a Tohatsu factory? Tohatsu makes lots of them and their T. branded motors are cheaper than the other-branded.
Yamaha makes their own engines, even in the smaller sizes. Honda and Suzuki build their own designs, I know that Evinrude and Johnson use Tohatsu for their smaller engines but I believe they also build engines of their own designs as little as about 20 hp???
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I had a new Tohatsu 25 on a 30' skiff that stayed in the water year round in Boston. Electric start . Fired up and ran with no issues for the 3 years I owned it. The reason I went with Tohatsu was many of the local clammers used and abused them and loved em. The next owner of my skiff used it for many hundreds of hours around south Florida including a trip to the Bahamas in it. He recently contacted me to see if I wanted to buy the boat back. I asked about the Tohatsu,he said he got 13 more years out of it before replacing. I would buy another one in a heart beat.
I agree if a NEW 2 stroke was available, that would be my first choice. Etecs are two stroke but no experience with them. My brother has one (his 2nd) and loves it.
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #7
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Not long ago and probably still now small Evinrudes have been Suzuki.
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All small Mercury engines are Tohatsu. Not sure at what hp they switch to built by Merc. I don't know about the 30 personally, but I have a 9.8 Tohatsu and it's a very nice engine.

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Tohatsu makes Mercury 30 hp and under. Higher HP engines of theirs are made by Honda
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If it was my $$$. Yamaha 2 stroke are very hard to beat and just about anything else after that.
Would you please ship me one! I'll make it worth your trouble! Can't buy them in the States...maybe Trump will do away with the outboard emissions standards......
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I bought a 30 hp Tohatsu 4-stroke in 2015, mounted to an aluminum hulled 12-foot AB RIB. I bought the package from NW Inflatables in Portland. The engine has run flawlessly since new, and I've run the tar out of it. I highly recommend the boat, the motor, and the dealer.

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Old 01-28-2017, 06:53 PM   #12
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My freind is a volume tahatsu and Yammaha dealer and does volume repair and he does not see a big difference and points me to the T brand which are slightly cheaper. I have owned both brands and they seem very similar in all ways.
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I bought a 30 hp Tohatsu 4-stroke in 2015, mounted to an aluminum hulled 12-foot AB RIB. I bought the package from NW Inflatables in Portland. The engine has run flawlessly since new, and I've run the tar out of it. I highly recommend the boat, the motor, and the dealer.

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Old 01-28-2017, 07:16 PM   #14
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30 hp Tohatsu 4-stroke is a Honda
Tohatsu 30 specs...30hp outboard engine

Honda 30 specs...Honda BF25 - 30 Outboard Engines | 25 and 30 hp 4 Stroke Motor Specs and Features

Not sure where you are getting your info but these are obviously different engines...
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:39 PM   #15
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Tohatsu makes all Mercury outboards 30 hp and less.

Tohatsu makes Evinrude outboards 15 hp and less.

Tohatsu did make all Nissan outboards.
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I have the electric start 20 HP Tohatsu and love it.... with one exception. Although it states it has electric trim and tilt. it does not trim under power (when underway). A feature I find essential. I ended up having to install trim tabs.

I am about to buy the 40 HP, which does trim under power. I am not sure if the 30 HP does or not but it might be worth checking out.
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I have a 30 hp injected electric start tohatsu on my rib for 4 years. It has worked fLawlessly and does power trim underway. For weight and price it was the best option. I would buy one again. Even if I haven't started in 3 months it starts immediately. Only problem is steering cable needs to be removed from engine mounting housing and bushings greased and cleaned every year or two.

I do have smart tabs and they really help. I can plane at 8 knots but the pistons that support the tabs need to be replaced every two years from salt water corrosion.

I have a 3 blade and 4 blade prop I carry. Always use 3 blade unless I am towing bigger wake board kids then 4 blade prop gets a 190 lb kid up
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After a lot of comparison shopping I ordered a Grand 330 L with a 20 hp Tohatsu.
I have not taken delivery yet but saw it at the show and was impressed after inspecting the mercury for more money. Same engine with a different hood. They did tell me that it was tilt only when I bought it which is OK with me as most of my use is in a 10 MPH zone anyway. The whole package rigged is 340 pounds dry. Looking forward to spring.


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Tohatsus' were originally commercial outboard engines in Japan, don't know if that is still a large part of their market or not.
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Tohatsus' are the cheapest outboard there is in Australia and still have the lowest sales of any outboard here ??? Yamaha I No 1


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