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Old 11-30-2020, 05:18 PM   #1
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10.6 Aluminum Rib

Purchasing a RIB with a 20HP outboard limit. Opinions on 15HP V 20? Same weight. Looking at Tohatsu 4cyl. Thanks

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Old 11-30-2020, 07:33 PM   #2
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Compare the specs carefully - probably identical motors with different fuel calibration. So itís likely just $$$. (The Tohatsu 8hp & 9.8HP are similar also) since weight & size is usually the critical factor, so as long as u donít exceed USCG rating, should be no problem with extra power though for 2 light people and usual loads, 15 is plenty ON A 10ft RIB

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I would put the Suzuki 20 in the mix of consideration. I really like the fuel injection. I have never had a small outboard that starts and idles so perfectly.
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+1 on the Suzuki. We have a 9.9 with EFI. Starts and runs beautifully. Can be modified to 15 or 20 hp with an EFI module change......According to YouTube so it must be true.
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