Re: An option? Was Yamaha 9.9 high thrust price?
> 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...