I've heard that Tohatsu (that's what Nissan's really are) outboards have
been used on work and fishing boats in Japan for years, and are highly
regarded there. But these 4-strokes are something new. A friend of mine
has a 4-horse 4-stroke Nissan, and apart from a clog in the carburettor
once, it's been serving hum well. I think I'll be happy with mine. I sure
liked the price!
Whether I go with Sprite or Punch depends on how much of a speed demon I
feel like. <g> Something Sprite's size would suit me most of the time, but
the extra capacity of Punch would be nice occasionally -- and of course if I
use that capacity Punch will go even slower with 5-horses pushing it...
But first I have to get my Valgerda back in the water. I'm going too slow,
and I doubt I'll have it ready for the Sucia Island rendezvous next month.
Maybe it'll be done in time for the Port Townsend festival...
On Sat, 28 May 2005 03:25:11 -0000, Lewis wrote:
> I have a 16 year old 5 HP Long shaft Nissan, and it is a real work
> horse. It has been used on everything from a 9 foot dingy, a 13 foot
> transom sterned canoe, to a 18 or 19 foot local "panga" here on lake
> Nicaragua. On the heavy panga, loaded to the gunnells with fishing
> nets and firewood it still moved right along on regular 18 km trips
> "to the city".
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