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#1 May-31-19 4:12PM

T.
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Sep-30-09
Posts: 856

Outboard demo?

Anyone know if there's such a thing as a shop where I'd be able to try out a  5-6HP motor on my Wavewalk?

Or maybe a big brand one in 3HP range to see how it compares to my Chinese one?   Maybe a Merc/Honda/Yamaha in that size would have more of the advertised power and suffice?    The 5-6HP weigh twice as much, if they're capable of twice the speed I might be OK with the weight.

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#2 Jun-02-19 8:41AM

T.
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Sep-30-09
Posts: 856

Re: Outboard demo?

Found this on Craigslist yesterday for $600.  Picked it up in Berryville this morning.   I figured since it weighs the same as trolling motor and battery, there shouldn't be an issue.  I'm going to put on a carb for the 6HP which is exactly the same other than the carb.  New these are twice as much.  So much quieter than my Chinese two-stroke POS.  And I should be able to run at a trolling speed.  My other motor essentially had two speeds, moving (3-3.5mph) and wide open (7-8mph). 


https://i.imgur.com/xfGpT6L.jpg

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#3 Jun-02-19 9:00AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Re: Outboard demo?

Tohatsu makes great engines!!


Time to go fishin' again!

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