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2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby warder54 » 09 Feb 2018, 16:47

Well, the weather smiled on us today! Light offshore wind, 4ft gentle swell and a light chop :drive
On the water at 11:05. 2 up + 20ltr fuel and the usual anchor and other gubbins. On the plane at just 1/4 throttle and nipping along very well at 1/3 amazing ride when you take the transom wheels off!!, cleared the estuary and up to 1/2 until we passed 2 hrs running time, up to 3/4 throttle and had to throttle back to 1/2 until we reached the lee of the shore. A couple of bursts at wot were impressive! on a flat calm this is going to be really quick :clappy

Trim is perfect on 2nd hole out, no rooster tail, no cavitation/ventilation. great throttle response and stays on the plane below 1/4 throttle. Beached at 12:45 and used just 6ltr of fuel.
I think it would be fair to say that this motor is a perfect match for the F-Rib 360: Short shaft length is spot on, Prop is a good match and certainly sounded like it was reaching the right rpm band (will try and remember to put a Tiny tach on next time out)
Anyway I think Dobro will have just managed to remove the smile off his face by now, I think he was happier that me!
We headed South to Auchmithie where we broke out the coffee flask, but quaffed that rapidly to get back out again.
A very happy chappie with my choice of outboard - I'm sure the Suzuki would have been every bit as good - I just like Tohatsu's and so far have not been let down. :cheers
Sorry no pics - we both forgot our cams and my mobile was snugged up in the drybag.
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Paul B » 09 Feb 2018, 17:45

Good to see you had a more successful run out today Mike, :drive sounds like the Frib is going to be a right weapon when the engines fully run in.
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Martin » 09 Feb 2018, 18:25

cracking job Mike, you sound well happy.
I’ve only ever come across 2 twatso’s and they’ve been impeccable motors. I think Suzuki might just have to sharpen their pencils before Tohatsu take the crown of the 20hp motors.
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Dobro2407 » 16 Feb 2018, 23:00

Seriously good fun. Warm as toast with the dry suit. I had my extra thick onesie on so very toasty even though I could hardly zip it up. The last bit into the sheltered waters of the bay was EXCELLENT. At WOT we went like greased weasel shit off a shiny shovel.
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Paul » 16 Feb 2018, 23:25

Dobro2407 wrote:Seriously good fun. Warm as toast with the dry suit. I had my extra thick onesie on so very toasty even though I could hardly zip it up. The last bit into the sheltered waters of the bay was EXCELLENT. At WOT we went like greased weasel shit off a shiny shovel.

I'd guess you two were in the FRIB 360 with the Tohatsu 20 ........ awesome fun with ya bum level with the water ..... yee ha :!:
Never had mine at WOT in flat calm unfortunately :( I've 'clocked it' in a slight chop at 28 knots t'was good enough for me :clappy
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Steve » 17 Feb 2018, 10:11

Paul wrote:Never had mine at WOT in flat calm unfortunately :( I've 'clocked it' in a slight chop at 28 knots t'was good enough for me


Blimey Paul, I didn't realise these F-ribs were so fast! I think you'd leave me in my T38 for dead! :IANW
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Martin » 17 Feb 2018, 10:15

Steve wrote:
Paul wrote:Never had mine at WOT in flat calm unfortunately :( I've 'clocked it' in a slight chop at 28 knots t'was good enough for me


Blimey Paul, I didn't realise these F-ribs were so fast! I think you'd leave me in my T38 for dead! :IANW


He was fast... "As i passed him" :yay
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Steve » 17 Feb 2018, 10:50

Martin wrote:He was fast... "As i passed him" :yay
You'll be very surprised with your Honwave Steve, They're certainly no snail matey....
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I think I'd be in your wake too then Martin! :respect
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Re: 2018 Tohatsu 20 efi First outing - re-run!

Postby Paul B » 17 Feb 2018, 17:25

Steve wrote:
Martin wrote:He was fast... "As i passed him" :yay
You'll be very surprised with your Honwave Steve, They're certainly no snail matey....
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I think I'd be in your wake too then Martin! :respect

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