- 12 Feb 2010
Where is the nearest place I could buy a new to tohatsu 2 stroke outboard. Are there any new ones left in shops in the EU or does one have to go further afield these days
What you really need is a Torqeedo..... you could extend the range with an on-board genny
IIRC 2 stroke outboards can still be purchased in EC for racing and commercial boats which don't come under rcd.
True as far as I know. Are there many dealers with stock though?
The Tohatsu 9.8 2/ was available when I enquired about getting one for my work boat (which also happens to be my tender) a couple of years ago and the dealer wanted copies of trade invoices and letterhead for submitting to the importer/distributor which wasn't a problem but then I found a good used motor so didn't follow it through.
Ta. The paperwork wouldn't be a problem, the first use of the engine would be genuinely commercial. Did the dealer need to order it from his importer, or was it in stock and he just needed to send the paperwork up the chain to justify the sale?
I spoke to Tohatsu UK and they said it would have to be ordered through a dealer but I was told at that time there was one in stock. They were brilliant, I had bought a long shaft and Tohatsu found a short leg, gear rod etc. in the skip and supplied via ski-marine at very good price. Full range of 2/ here http://www.ski-marine.co.uk/tohatsu.html