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ChrisC  
#1 Posted : 06 February 2020 11:46:09(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Posts: 105
Location: WOODBRIDGE, Suffolk

We are considering replacing our Tohatsu 6 short shaft sail drive engine because it is becoming uneconomic to repair. Has anyone replaced their engines recently? Our local dealer (who we have used for many years) does not sell Tohatsu but has suggested a Mariner 6 which is similar to the Tohatsu but as recent engines seem to have got bigger over the years we are concerned that it will not fit the well. Has anyone had experience of the Mariner or any other suggestions would be very useful, please
Many thanks

Chris Cobb

235 / 40 Tarakihi
John Edwards  
#2 Posted : 15 February 2020 17:17:43(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Posts: 60
Location: Poole, Dorset

Hi Chris,

I replaced my Tohatsu 6hp, which I assumed to be the original, towards the end of the season, two years ago. Similar circumstances to yours – it gave up the ghost and deemed to be beyond economic repair.

I replaced like for like, partly because of cost – the price quoted seemed to be cheapest option - and partly in that I wanted to get back out on the water and didn’t really have time for much research. The new one has proven to be fine. Seems slightly bigger but no other issues, and performs well.

Interesting that you mentioned short shaft. The recommendation from the dealer, having confirmed with whatever manual, was that a long shaft was the correct model. I wondered what others might be using!

Anyway, here’s to a good season!

Regards
John
235/07 Diamond
John Edwards  
#3 Posted : 15 February 2020 17:18:19(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Posts: 60
Location: Poole, Dorset

Hi Chris,

I replaced my Tohatsu 6hp, which I assumed to be the original, towards the end of the season, two years ago. Similar circumstances to yours – it gave up the ghost and deemed to be beyond economic repair.

I replaced like for like, partly because of cost – the price quoted seemed to be cheapest option - and partly in that I wanted to get back out on the water and didn’t really have time for much research. The new one has proven to be fine. Seems slightly bigger but no other issues, and performs well.

Interesting that you mentioned short shaft. The recommendation from the dealer, having confirmed with whatever manual, was that a long shaft was the correct model. I wondered what others might be using!

Anyway, here’s to a good season!

Regards
John
235/07 Diamond
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