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  • First new motor Ever.....

    I always buy used cars trucks boats ect...Never a new one...but in my quest for a newer outboard for our offshore boat (25 pursuit) I found a 2016 Tohatsu 225 Demo with 11 hours on it from Northeast marine in Tampa. I derigged the boat so all they had to do was mount it and run the gauges. These new Tohatsu large horse engines are rebadged Honda engines. They come from the same factory use all the same parts, and have a true 5 year warrenty. The engine was rigged well and runs and looks awesome. Its essentially the same as my Honda 225 that I removed with 5000 hours. It went north with me and will spend its retirement in the freshwaters of Michigan where it started service as a sheriffs boat engine. Now we can go past our previous 12 mile comfort zone to catch up the big ones...LOL....




    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

  • #2
    Awesome Dave! New power is certainly deserved. I hope she treats right, and gets loaded down with hrs.

    Is it broke in yet? How's performance?
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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    • #3
      Nice!
      ..........
      Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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      • #4
        Looking good.

        My buddy runs tohatsus on his work boats and loves em
        ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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        • #5
          No more cleaning carbs and diagnosing engine issues....What will you do with all your spare time now?
          [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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          • #6
            congratulations Dave! Looks like you have room for two of them back there. [8D]
            1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
            1985 Mako 20c - sold
            Fort Walton Beach, FL
            http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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            • #7
              LOL... Congrats Dave... Looking forward to catching up soon...
              Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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              • #8
                And from what I'm told the mid-sized Tohatsu 2 strokes are made bullet proof.
                1984 Mako 228 w/ 175hp E-Tec [br]1983 SeaRay 26\' Sundancer w/ 454 Big Block spinning Volvo DuoProps (Sold)[br]1989 Wahoo 17\' CC w/ 88hp Evinrude (vacationing in Key West)[br]

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                • #9
                  Great looking engine.

                  Tohatsu just opened their brand new North American Headquarters/distribution center 5 minutes from my house here in Texas.

                  When it opened up I went looking for info on it, surprisingly very little to be found.

                  I figured they were matched to Honda's, not sure who is relabeling who though.

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                  • #10
                    Great looking engine.

                    Tohatsu just opened their brand new North American Headquarters/distribution center 5 minutes from my house here in Texas.

                    When it opened up I went looking for info on it, surprisingly very little to be found.

                    I figured they were matched to Honda's, not sure who is relabeling who though.

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                    • #11
                      The Tohatsu is a rebadged Honda Hopefully the dark blue paint stays on better than the Honda silver. I ended up getting the motor including a 5 gauge package, controls,cables, water seperator, fuel line, stainless prop, and battery cables, installed for 13,300 It still stings a bit spending that much on a motor...LOL...I usually get them for 3 grand or less...
                      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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                      • #12
                        The Tohatsu is a rebadged Honda Hopefully the dark blue paint stays on better than the Honda silver. I ended up getting the motor including a 5 gauge package, controls,cables, water seperator, fuel line, stainless prop, and battery cables, installed for 13,300 It still stings a bit spending that much on a motor...LOL...I usually get them for 3 grand or less...
                        [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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                        • #13
                          Congrats Dave, should last you a very long time.

                          D-
                          Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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