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Best running 50-60 two stroke

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  1. StumpJumper

    StumpJumper Refuge Member

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    I'm starting to look around for a 50-60 horse tiller motor for an offseason project. I'd rather go two stroke for weight savings. I won't be modifying it. All I care about is reliability. Easiest to start when it's cold is at the top of my list. Next on the list is the best bang for the buck, it'll be a used motor and I don't want to spend a fortune. What's everyone's opinion on the best 50-60 two stroke?
     
  2. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    When I was boat shopping 15 years ago, an old ex dealer told me Yamahas don't break.... I picked a 40 2 stroke 3 cyl and it has been like a tank... As a former Armor officer, I know what tanks can do. I assume the larger motors perform in a similar fashion.

    I have also heard good things about Tohatsus.
     
  3. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Yamaha,suzuki,honda,mercury best to not so best,don't have any tohatus around for an opinion.
     
  4. frankman

    frankman Senior Refuge Member

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    Use them enough and they’re all gonna have some sort of issues
     
  5. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    I recommend you look for a low hour well cared for 60 hp Yamaha with fuel injection.
     
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  6. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Good luck finding a tiller....
     
  7. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Not sure how many tiller models were sold in US, but I have seen a ton of them all over the world powering panga fishermen,
     
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    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Next time in your adventures ship one to me, I'll PM you my address :tu
     
  9. Delta slayer

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    A tIller can be added to most any outboard. Most outboards come ready to mount with a remote so the tiller handle steering is not common. All manufacturers offer tiller handle kits for most of the motors they make,,, its just an additional rigging accessory you must purchase
     
  10. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    True.
    The issue arises with Used motors. Finding a tiller can be difficult and your looking well into 1,500 to get it and install it. Which adds to the costs.

    Finding tiller kits for 50-60hp motors isn't easy. They aren't as easily accessible as a 25hp.
     

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