Jack and I are buying the Tohatsu 6hp motor because he likes a modern 4-stroke, and since we don’t know what we’re doing, we’ll get a complete set of parts to install it. We expect to finish and launch our boat by the end of the season this year, and hopefully a bit earlier.
We’re going to Annapolis Inflatables next week to have a look at the motor and put our order in under the terms of the CCWBRA group purchase.
(We’ll probably buy a “classic” motor as well when the opportunity arises, to have something else to play with.)
I purchased the Tohatsu 6hp motor from Annapolis Inflatables along with the remote kit for my boat. One issue is that there are many parts that go with the kit and Tohatsu does not provide any instructions. This is really a problem and I consider myself usually handy with outboards.! Has anyone else found a solution to this issue?
I also bought one of the Tohatsu 6HP motors. I will pick up in late May on our return from FL. If you need assistance setting up your rigs, contact Fred Allerton. Partly because he is one of our most accomplished Tohatsu 6 guys, and mostly because he has nothing else to do…
I e-mailed Dave Searle in early april to hold our motor until the back-ordered part came in. I think that it was a kill switch extension wire, and it was supposed to be available in about a month. We won’t need the motor until late this season anyway, when the boat hopefully will be finished and launched. I haven’t heard anything from him since then.
I’ll contact him soon to find out if the part came in, and to see if he still has a motor and the other parts for us.