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Tohatsu vs. Mercury, Johnson etc (Small Outboard opinions??)


I'm new to the boating world and i'm looking to get some opinions on small outboard motors (6hp, 8hp, etc...)

I picked up a 13' aluminum v-hull and will most likely buy a new motor this week. My research tells me that Mercury seems to be one of the better engines but I've also been looking at Tohatsu (8hp) which seems to be a few hundred dollars cheaper.

Use?.... I intend to take the kids (7 thru 4) out on the river for crabbing or fishing so speed i really do not need.

I need a good reliable "best bang for the buck" type of engine.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!


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Topic - Tohatsu vs. Mercury, Johnson etc (Small Outboard opinions??) - kenwagner 17:54:23 04/15/02 (6)

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