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9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by Sonofgum » 08 Dec 2018, 19:50

Hi

Can anyone advise ? I have a 9.8 Tohatsu shortshaft outboard which I have been using on my Seapro 360 on Ullswater. I am thinking of upgrading to to 15HP in the New year as I am thinking of trying the sea in 2019 and everything I've read suggests I would be better off with a bigger engine.
Does anyone have any idea what I might expect to get for it on the 2nd hand market ? This model retails at £1760 new but I have no idea as to what it might fetch or how much to ask for it. It was new Aug 2017 and is barely run in with about 12 hours on it. It has been flushed out after every trip and has just received its 2nd full service and a stamped log book.

Would appreciate any advice.
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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by nala » 08 Dec 2018, 22:24

Sell the engine privately I feel £1,500 would be a great place to start.

Could be sold on here ?

Check the part ex deal then weigh up the best option.

Then cash to deal on your new purchase would be better negotiated : )

Martin might shed some light and have ideas to follow up on : )

ps I have a 9.8hp tohatsu and I think it's a brilliant engine .

You've also got the 15 and 18hp 2 stroke tohatsu's to choose for upgrade ???

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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by chris moody » 09 Dec 2018, 09:53

That’s got to be worth £1500 private sale. I’ve got one and they are fantastic outboards.

I doubt the part ex deal will be very good at all due to the fact it cannot be legally sold to a leisure user. No reputable outboard retailer is going to risk selling that to the general public.
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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by Sonofgum » 09 Dec 2018, 10:56

@ nala, thanks for your feedback. I agree the 9.8 tohatsu is brilliant and more than meets my present requirements its just I'm led to believe that on the sea having slightly more power can be advantage.
Do you take yours on the sea and how do you manage ?

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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by Sonofgum » 09 Dec 2018, 11:04

@ chris moody

Many thanks for you feedback. I was interested in your comment that said a 'dealer selling a 2nd outboard to a leisure user was illegal', I just wondered why that was as I had assumed it would be like the 2nd hand car market where your trade in forms part of the deal.

Do you take your 9.8 on the sea and how have you found it ?

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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by Martin » 09 Dec 2018, 11:11

@Sonofgum @nala

guys, I see you trying to use the @ mention tag which is brilliant...
It looks like you may have misunderstood the way of use though...

Use @ then no space....
so you'd type @chris and as you're typing, it will bring up a members box with all the names avauilable with those current letters you've typed.

click the name you see which in this case would be Chris Moody and the software will change that to a bbtag showing the @ chris moody

Hope that helps a little. If you need me to do a new video, let me know

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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by chris moody » 09 Dec 2018, 11:26

@Sonofgum I use my Tohatsu 9.8 on the sea all the time, in fact mine has never been used in non tidal waters. Yes a 15hp will give you more power which can be useful, especially in a following sea. But in my opinion the light weight and portability is more useful to me than the extra power a 15hp would give
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09 Dec 2018, 11:04
@ chris moody

Many thanks for you feedback. I was interested in your comment that said a 'dealer selling a 2nd outboard to a leisure user was illegal', I just wondered why that was as I had assumed it would be like the 2nd hand car market where your trade in forms part of the deal.

Do you take your 9.8 on the sea and how have you found it ?
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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by Martin » 09 Dec 2018, 11:44

@nala @chris moody @Sonofgum are you all aware that there is a 9.8hp 4 stroke as well as the 9,8hp two stroke?
I just wondered if a few of you were maybe getting confused?
Sonofgum, which do you have ?
The 2 or 4 stroke?

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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by harrison » 09 Dec 2018, 12:04

Yes more power is always nice to have, but depending on your load and how fast you want to go, then the 9.8 will be more than adequate and safe for coastal use.

On a similar size sib our 9.8 would happily zip us along at 19 knots wot two up and with impressive hole shot. Easily enough power to snap on and off the plane for safety when conditions demanded.

As a comparison our 20hp efi Suzuki would top out at 21 knots. Not a lot faster but obviously more torks. To be fair, if not towing and only two up, the little Tohatsu would often be my preferred choice for the day....so light and zippy.

As an aside, I think everyone here, including myself, is referring to the 26kg Tohatsu 9.8 two stroke. If so, and you have one of the ‘cheeky’ new ones then you’ll get a great price selling privately. If it’s the 4-stroke version then probably a bit less.

Edit: Beaten by Martin’s comments above. :thumbsup
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Re: 9.8 HP Tohatsu Sale ???

Post by Sonofgum » 09 Dec 2018, 17:29

@nala @chris moody @Martin @harrison

Sorry, I should have said that is a 4 stroke weighing in at 37kgs. With reference to the above threads does this change anything regarding price and suitability on the sea. Thanks for all the feedback, I am a newbie and have shed load to learn.

Regards Phil

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