Re: [bolger] An option? Was Yamaha 9.9 high thrust price?
I forgot to add that you can get parts for US made motors
in nearly every town in the country, my Japanese motors
(Tohatsu, Suzuki, Honda) have been
much more difficult to get parts for. I forget what we were powering
in this thread, but if I was cruising ICW, rivers, or Great Lakes, I would
feel better with US motor. The Japanese motor dealerships are more
common now than they were 10 years ago, but I sure like being able to
walk in the dealer and point to the part I need on the
vs. describing the part I want to the parts guy over the phone @ the
dealer 300 miles away.
> I wouldIs there such a thing as a US motor? From what I understand, there
> feel better with a US motor.
are perhaps two companies making low-power outboards in Japan (Honda
& Tomatsu) which are sold under a range of brand names: Mariner,
Nissan, Mercury, etc.
The OMC business which was still making it's own higher horsepower
engines was bought by a Canadian company, and who knows where the
motors are made. My own motor guy, a Mercury dealer, says that
dealers are fleeing from the OMC brands.
- Any experience with http://www.maxrules.com/fixnissanindex.html ???
They show lots of parts for Tohatsu outboards.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin Meddock" <jmeddock@...>
> I had a Tohatsu outboard on my keelboat 6-7 years ago, it was
> a 1987 model longshaft. It was really fine piece, ran flawlessly.
> Well constructed, easy to work on.
> However, the importer in Texas discontinued some of the parts,
> lower unit seals, water pump impeller, prop shaft seal.
> The parts are still produced by Tohatsu, the importer refused
> to get them for me. I can see not keeping the parts in the US,
> but an outright refusal to help me in any way on a 10 year old
> product really ticked me off. BTW, Nissan is the same motor,
> same importer. I won't buy another one...