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Throttle vs boat speed

We have lots of posts here about assorted engines being employed on different boats, but we have little relative data to help an owner get…

Started by Zach Johnson

3 Nov 17
Reply by Zach Johnson

Selecting a dinghy outboard

We had a protracted problem with our main engine this year.  Fortunately we had just bought a engine for the dinghy and were able to use it…

Started by Robert Sheridan

6 Sep 14
Reply by Andy Best-Dunkley

what motor for a tiki 30 ?

Hi, I copied the engine box as boatsmith build his ( http://tiki30.blogspot.nl/) (http://tiki30.blogspot.nl/2010/10/new-engine-box-and-yama

Started by Bart Koop

7 Aug 21
Reply by Robert Sheridan

Two stroke or four stroke?? Ahhhh

Well I'm now in the market for an outboard for my tiki 26. My dilemma at the moment is which one. I could buy an 8hp 2 stroke or a 6hp 4 st…

Started by Frank Higgott

13 Apr 12
Reply by Robert Hughes

Yanmar diesel Outboards

  I am in the U.S. and looking at Yanmar D27 outboards to power my Tiki 38. There is a place in England that rebuilds them. I was looking…

Started by Chuck Valley

40 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by Budget Boater

Single Yamaha T9.9 powerful enough for Tangaroa?

 Would a single Yamaha T9.9 High Thrust be big enough for a Tangaroa fully laden?  Not for maneuvering in tight places where two engines wo…

Started by Allen Bosely

19 Nov 14, 2016
Reply by boatsmith

tiller steer outboard to control box?

Hello all, I'm soon to remount my outboard on my slowly reinvented Tangaroa but its a tiller steer and l'm putting it in a position which w…

Started by matt connolly

2 Oct 26, 2016
Reply by matt connolly

Tiki 30 outboard recomendation - advice sought

Hi, hoping I can get some feedback on the performance of 8hp 2 stroke Yamaha motors for a Tiki 30. Currently we have a Honda 10hp 4 stroke…

Started by Nigel Signal

8 Mar 31, 2016
Reply by Bart Koop

Diesel motor idea.

Why not use a Mercruiser style outdrive leg with a small diesel engine on deck? The drive leg fitted to pod wil take care of propultion gea…

Started by Emil Gaigher

2 Mar 1, 2016
Reply by Rogerio Martin

Alternative position for outboard motors?

Hi, I am now nearing completion of my Pahi 42 in Plettenberg Bay, Southern Cape, South Africa. The plans allow for a single outboard motor…

Started by Graham Anley

12 Feb 6, 2016
Reply by Graham Anley

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