2007 Yamaha 2 stroke or 2018 Tohatsu 4 stroke?

2007 Yamaha 2 stroke or 2018 Tohatsu 4 stroke?

Postby Great Commission » Thu May 31, 2018 6:51 am

So what would you buy:

2007 25HP Yamaha 2 stroke 10 hours like new $2300 109 LBS
OR
2018 Tohatsu 20HP 4 stroke New 5 year warranty or $2900 97 LBS

Dinghy is a Achilies 315DX 10.6 foot RIB.

I live in Florida and planning to do the Great Loop next year in my 32 Grand Banks.

Can't decide which motor to buy. What do you all think?

Thanks so much for your thoughts.
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Re: 2007 Yamaha 2 stroke or 2018 Tohatsu 4 stroke?

Postby bill.read » Thu May 31, 2018 12:09 pm

I would purchase the Tohatsu. The 315DX is rated for a maximum of 20 hp not 25. 4 stroke means no mixing of fuel/oil. The Tohatsu is most likely fuel injected, not carbureted, 11 years newer and less weight nullifies the $600 difference in price. We recently purchased a Highfield Classic 310 having basically the same specs as the 315DX, with exception of being aluminum instead of fiberglass RIB, but chose the Suzuki 20 hp fuel injected over the equivalent Tohatsu because of a past bad experience with Tohatsu smaller hp motor.
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Re: 2007 Yamaha 2 stroke or 2018 Tohatsu 4 stroke?

Postby Sunasas11 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:04 pm

I like Tohatsu 20HP 4
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Re: 2007 Yamaha 2 stroke or 2018 Tohatsu 4 stroke?

Postby Great Commission » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:48 pm

Well... I bought a 2008 Yamaha 25 2 stroke, long shaft, electric/manual start for $1,850. Great condition.
Th Achillies tops out at 32 with me in it. I love the torque and the simplicity of the 2 stroke. I KNOW how to fix a 2 stroke if it breaks. Usually, plugs, carbs or bad gas. With a 4 stroke its usually one thing.... plug it into a computer and the $100 per hour mechanic will tell you!
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