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by scoobeb
27 Feb 2018, 15:26
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

So now I'm contemplating on whether to keep the tohatsu instead of dishing out another $300-$500 on the merc. I'm wanting to buy the 20hp efi mercury now as it's the same exact engine just a way better state of the art tiller handle I'm in love with. I wished I would have waited till the merc came o...
by scoobeb
27 Feb 2018, 08:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: 6HP to 9.9HP on a 14' Boat... Worth It?
Replies: 13
Views: 2128

6HP to 9.9HP on a 14' Boat... Worth It?

I would save your money and get a 20hp 4 stroke or 25hp 2 stroke engine. You won't be happy with the 9.9hp long and you will crave more power once you run the 9.9hp. Do it right the first time. There is tons,I mean tons of beautiful 25hp 2 stroke yamaha and mercs for sale all over the u.s. Imo you w...
by scoobeb
23 Feb 2018, 01:33
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

What amazes me is my buddy has the older model tohatsu 20hp which is a 351 cc engine which i sold him brand new by the way,lol and the same 2.15 gearcase,the new tohatsu /merc has a yes efi compared to carb engine at 333 ccs and the 2.15 gearcase but just amazingly so much more power and wot speed t...
by scoobeb
22 Feb 2018, 10:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

It amazes me how much power this motor puts out,no 20hp 4 stroke I've ever had or ran comes close.
by scoobeb
11 Feb 2018, 21:11
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mercury vs. Quicksilver vs. Solas Props
Replies: 22
Views: 9570

Mercury vs. Quicksilver vs. Solas Props

Imo the strongest 25hp 2 cylinder 2 stroke outboard to ever come out of production in it's day besides the Tohatsu/ nissan/sea pro merc which was the same outboard made by tohatsu. I had a 1993 25hp 2 stroke merc that had just insane power and I spun a 14 and 15 pitch aluminum prop on it. I still pr...
by scoobeb
09 Feb 2018, 04:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom
Replies: 38
Views: 2952

V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom

Sounds like the OP is in the same boat (pun intended) as the rest of us that want a multiple use boat. Thing is no boat does it all, that's why there are so many different types. If I wanted a shallow water boat for really weedy areas I'd go with a wide flat bottom with a fan on it, or maybe a surf...
by scoobeb
08 Feb 2018, 18:23
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

Not shure about this,friend had same problem,hed bought a 15hp honda,he didnt know much about ob motors,his problem was that hed bought a short shaft engine,n he needed a long shaft one,twas a pricy mistake,hope this is not your case,,,wishing you good luck in solving your problem No ,definitely no...
by scoobeb
08 Feb 2018, 04:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

I still have a couple weeks before I will be ordering so I'll keep a eye on how you do. Hope it works out for you. Any better deals out there than Cummberland for Suzuki or Tahatsu that anyone knows of? Believe me I'm a huge bargain shopper. Now maybe you can look up port a bote and they are good t...
by scoobeb
08 Feb 2018, 03:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom
Replies: 38
Views: 2952

V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom

I apologize, it went up to $100 a sheet but imo still well worth every penny. Here is the link. It's reversible to,you want to use the rough side for more stability from any slipping which usually won't be an issue anyways,it's great stuff. I used my jig saw to cut it,just take your time cutting it ...
by scoobeb
08 Feb 2018, 03:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom
Replies: 38
Views: 2952

V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom

Home depot,it's $75 for a sheet,I believe it's 4x8. Best investment I've ever made. It's not slippery when wet,cleans up very easy with most stuff,I use white vinegar and water and it comes out pure white and clean. I've had it near 4yrs now and the sun won't effect it or any outside elements.
by scoobeb
06 Feb 2018, 14:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mercury vs. Quicksilver vs. Solas Props
Replies: 22
Views: 9570

Mercury vs. Quicksilver vs. Solas Props

As one fellow said here there is no point or gain with a ss prop on a 25hp merc,I used a 14 pitch aluminum solas prop on my 25hp 2 stroke merc and I was hitting near 34 mph in my 1648 Jon boat with over 1000 lbs of total weight and it still had crazy planning power so I decided to try a ss in a 13 p...
by scoobeb
06 Feb 2018, 13:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

The suzuki had such a high pitch ear piercing whistle or scream from slow to wot and it drove me crazy,the older tohatsu/merc 20hp carb models also did the same thing. This tohatsu is a night and day outboard imo. The power alone is well worth having to pull it a couple extra times to start it. It's...
by scoobeb
05 Feb 2018, 21:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

I posted in both so hopefully I get an answer soon before I buy another prop,I'm leaning towards the 12 pitch prop.
by scoobeb
05 Feb 2018, 14:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power
Replies: 20
Views: 3858

New 2018 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu power

Ok fellows I need some advice here if possible. I just bought a new 2018 20hp efi tohatsu and I love the engine. I had used it with the original 10 pitch prop and it's on a 1648 alumacraft. The total weight in the boat was over 1000 lbs and the motor had so much power it over revved with the 10 pitc...
by scoobeb
01 Feb 2018, 23:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom
Replies: 38
Views: 2952

V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom

I have a white pvc floor in my 1648 and it's the best floor imo you can put in a jon boat that will never ever rot besides,aluminum but the pvc is lifetime warranty so that's nice to. I cut foam in between the ribs and then put pvc board over it. I love it. The biggest issues is the seats get hot as...