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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, 2017
Reply by Andy Best-Dunkley

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, 2017
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

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

Motor for tiki 38

What size outboard for Tiki 38 with single pod infront of rear mast. Cannot aford 4 stroke. Had a 15 hp but previous owner feels to small.…

Started by Emil Gaigher

6 Jan 29, 2016
Reply by Charlie

hydraulic propulsion? anyone have a go?

so i am putting together a diesel electric system with a 10hp yanmar chinese L100 engine, and appropriate alternator to charge the batterie…

Started by clif high

10 Dec 23, 2015
Reply by Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns

Engine position for Tiki 26

I would like to ask what are the advantages and disadvantages of and outboard mounted off the the aft beam vs one located at the back of th…

Started by patrick lennon

18 Oct 4, 2015
Reply by patrick lennon


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