Tohatsu is introducing newly redesigned MFS25/30D models this year. From the little blurb on Social Media, they are going to be the lightest 3 cylinder engine in their class. They will have new redesigned standard tiller handles, multi-function tiller handles, and remote control versions. Here is the link directly from the Tohatsu Website: Tohatsu MFS25/30D… ...Read More
The Mercury Marine Avator concept has just been introduced to the public. While the Avator is not the first electric outboard, it’s the first outboard by a major player in the industry. The forums and social media sites are on fire as you can imagine. There are two camps, go electric or stick with gas. In my opinion, they both have their places. I wouldn’t… ...Read More
TinBoats member captain belly has a great video on YouTube for changing lower unit gear lube. He posted it in our forum, but I thought this one is worthy of a post on the homepage. I have never done it myself, but after watching this video, it does not seem that hard at all. If it can save you a few bucks and your handy, then why not, right?
Changing Lower Unit Gear Lube… ...Read More
It’s been about a year since the Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard was introduced. I figured a year later we would have some solid real-world reviews and a boatload of information on it. There is hardly anything online except for one start-up test from Christopher Di Francia on YouTube. Check out his propane test below.
The idea seems brilliant. The same propane… ...Read More
YouTuber FloBass made a video on the unboxing & first start of his new Yamaha F25 Four Stroke Outboard Motor. This is the motor I had on my G3 bass boat, and it’s a great little motor. FloBass has an awesome YouTube channel that is TinBoat and fishing related. Check it out and subscribe to it. He has some very cool videos on his channel and It’s one… ...Read More
Check out this very cool video from TinBoats.net board sponsor Swamp Runner Mud Motors. When they say “go where others can’t”, they mean it. If you love the outdoors, I mean really love the outdoors, this video is right up your alley. For all you Facebook folks, head on over there and give SwampRunner a like and maybe a share.
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I purchased a Lock N’ Stow for my boat and finally had a chance to put it on to see if it would actually fit. The particular Lock N’ Stow I purchased from Amazon was the model 10108. I was hoping it would be a solid fit for my 115 HP Mercury outboard, and it was. The unit is small and solidly built. To me, this was worth the $66 dollars.
Lock N’ Stow
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The Tohatsu 5hp LPG is a propane powered outboard. What do you think of this? There are advantages, but are there disadvantages? You can always bring a portable bbq grill with you on the boat now. I like the idea of ultra-low emissions and supposed no power loss, is that true? Will Tohatsu and others turn to propane for bigger outboards?
I took the below… ...Read More
Check out this youtube video of a SwampRunner mud motor by YouTuber Patton Perdue. Talk about badass! Look at some of the stuff you can go through if you have one of these kits! Can you say awesome! Imagine the possibilities of getting to holes no one else can.
If you are interested in more information you can check out our board sponsor SwampRunner here at Swamp… ...Read More
Buying a new-to-you motor is something that most of us do at some point to enjoy pushing our tins. Do you know what to look for? What are some of the signs of a bad motor? Here are 5 tips for buying a used outboard. These tips are just the basics, but if followed will allow you to make a better judgement if you should buy or pass on a particular outboard. The old adage says… ...Read More