Dingy outboard

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BillinPA, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Active Member

    432
    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    That is a screaming deal! $300 less than a Tohatsu 2.5hp. But if you shop Amazon like I do, I generally sort the reviews by most recent. It looks like 2020 was a bit of a struggle for the Coleman. I'd pass purely based on reviews (as I do with many online purchases)....but clearly some people are enjoying that motor.
     
  3. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    601
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chaparel 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    I picked up a 6 hp 2 stroke Johnson a few years back. It's an old thing but with a little tlc she has served me well. Beats the heck out of these new motors that crap out the first season of use.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2020
  4. HardHead

    HardHead Member

    56
    Jan 9, 2015
    Kent Island Maryland
    1996 Sea Ray 370 Sundancer
    Previous boats:270 Sea Ray, 230 Sea Ray
    Twin 454 Mercruiser Inboards
    I agree. The so called old technology has it all over the new stuff. I have a 1990 4hp Mercury (2 stroke) $200, and a 2000 2.5 Mercury (2 stroke) ($200) and both will run great all day long . All you need to do is make sure they have good fuel and impeller.
    Oh yeah did I say how much lighter they are than 4 strokes.....
     
  5. SeaNile

    SeaNile Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    520
    Aug 16, 2010
    Chadds Ford, PA
    Boatless. Possibly shopping...who knows
    Boatless
    Thoughts on a Nissan 3.5hp 2 stroke? Looking at a Zodiac with a little Nissan engine on it.
     
  6. skolbe

    skolbe Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Zodiac 290 Wave Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    Would be fine for getting to shore. Most likely would not get on plane.
     
  7. SeaNile

    SeaNile Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    520
    Aug 16, 2010
    Chadds Ford, PA
    Boatless. Possibly shopping...who knows
    Boatless
    Really would be for the kids to mess around with around the marina and while we are anchored out. Also need to figure out how to transport it, brackets on the swim platform?
     
  8. EKM

    EKM Active Member

    628
    Feb 4, 2007
    Beach Haven, NJ
    2000 420AC
    Cummins 6CTA
    So what are you trying to do....just make it to shore from the boat, ability to plane off with light load? What type of Dinghy are you pushing?
     

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