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I am looking at the tanaka outboard for use with a porta-bote folding boat. Can anyone give me some firsthand experience with these outboards? Will they perform pushing a 12' porta-bote? How reliable are they? What is fuel consumption?
Don’t know much about the Tanaka 300 3hp. outboard except to say the company has a most complete website these days…Click on the link below and it will take you to the ‘Parts Breakdown’ page on their site. Click on a parts category and you will see an exploded view, click on a ‘number’ and the part item comes up along with the price! Very unusual for a manufacturer…One could do their own repairs on this little 24 Lb. ‘pusher’ with the help of these exploded views. The prop looks bigger than what is on the Honda 2hp. These little engines just sip fuel...
Let us know what small engine you commit to and how it behaves on your Porta-Bote.
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