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Buying a new outboard ? Tohatsu

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by swamp wader, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. BudT

    BudT New Member

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    Good luck with it, lot of good reviews out there on this motor.
     
  2. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Right now, it’s about an 80% weight savings. Group 31 batteries ain’t light.
     
  3. CA Hunter

    CA Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Interesting, if my track which is 270HP uses 24 group, why a small 50HP outboard can't use same or smaller. For years i ran a small motorcycle batteries on my 30HP and never had a single issue.
     
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  4. freefall

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    I use a riding lawn mower battery and have for years with no issues.
     
  5. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I don’t doubt their numbers are inflated for the minimum CCA, but everything on those motors use electricity. Seems more like it’s a power hog, and doesn’t charge back up well, so you need lots of reserve, because it’s using more power all day, than it could ever replenish.
     
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  6. metalworx

    metalworx Senior Refuge Member

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    But, boy do they run!!!
     
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  7. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like it to me too. That could definitely be a deciding factor against it if the buyer needs a light combo to get into skinny areas.
     
  8. t-boy3

    t-boy3 Senior Refuge Member

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    if battery size is gonna sink your boat, u got other problems. lol just get a 1000 cranking amp 24 series battery at academy for $100 and be done with it. they crankup my airboat no problem, and are smaller than a 31 series battery. i'd b more worried about boat setup to run skinny than battery size.
     
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  9. swamp wader

    swamp wader Senior Refuge Member

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    Anyone know which Tiny Tach this motor needs?
     
  10. hatch

    hatch New Member

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    This seems very odd that a 50hp 3 or 4 cylinder requires more cca's 850,,,than a brand new yamaha f350 v8 engine with a whole lot more drag on a starter and only requiring 750 cca.
     

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