2004 Engine Preview Page 5

Engines — Elizabeth Ginns Britten, Capt. Ken Kreisler, and Capt. Patrick Sciacca

2004 Engines Preview

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Part 1: Engine Overview

  • Evinrude/Johnson
  • Honda
  • Mercury
  • Nissan/Tohatsu
  • Suzuki
  • Yamaha

  • Bugatti Marine
  • Cummins MerCruiser
  • Deutz
  • John Deere
  • Lugger
  • MAN
  • MTU
  • Steyr
  • Volvo Penta
  • Yanmar

    Diesel Gensets
  • Caterpillar
  • Kohler
  • Northern Lights
  • Onan
  • Westerbeke

  • Crusader
  • Mercury
  • Volvo Penta

    Gasoline Gensets
  • Onan
  • Westerbeke

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    Nissan/Tohatsu, producing the same motors under different brand names, has expanded its four-stroke line with two lightweight, compact models. The 8- and 9.8-hp engines each weigh 81.5 pounds and are offered in 15-, 20-, and 25-inch shafts. These two-cylinder, SOHC engines are CARB three-star compliant. According to the company, initial testing shows a .85 gph rate at WOT for the 8 and 1 gph for the 9.8.

    Features include high-capacity air silencers, dynamically balanced crankshafts, and newly designed upper rubber mounts to reduce vibration. Easy starting is guaranteed by fast choke and digital ignition systems, and large splash plates minimize spray. The gearcases are also now equipped with a stabilizing tab.

    Nissan/Tohatsu Phone: (972) 323-6003. www.nissanmarine.com, www.tohatsu.com.

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    This article originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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