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T 8hp

Key Features

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    Special gear ratios for higher thrust

    The T engines are purpose designed to deliver greater thrust and torque than a conventional engine and their special gear ratios help prevent cavitation and prop slippage. They work in combination with other unique features to provide the ideal power source for boats where load-hauling capability is more important than high speed.

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    Dual-thrust props for maximum power in Forward & Reverse

    The special propellers fitted to the T Models are not only of a larger than normal diameter, but have low pitch blades, designed to maximise thrust in both Forward and - by re-directing the exhaust flow - in Reverse too. This gives greater manoeuvrability, which is especially helpful when handling a heavier boat.

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    Latest-generation engine design - efficiency and power

    The T 8hp is a very compact and super-efficient engine design, with twin cylinder, SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) configuration. The stylish and compact design of the top cowling and graphics also reflects the modern approach to be found on all our latest-generation engines.

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    Advanced tiller handle design and controls

    For the 8hp and T 8hp, a fully ergonomic design approach has been adopted for the tiller handle and controls. The handle is a very convenient length and the shift lever is ideally positioned on the handle, within easy reach, for confident, relaxed control. The easy-fold-up handle arrangement makes carrying and storage a breeze.

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    Rest pad for vertical storage position

    This exciting engine features some other very practical refinements that make storage a breeze. The special rest-pad allows you to store the T 8hp vertically - or simply lie it on its back on the deck or floor - and with the new fold-back tiller handle, you can be sure that your outboard will be taking up less space on board or at home.

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    High-output alternator

    Never get left short of electrical power. A High-output alternator is a standard feature on our T series of outboard engines, ensuring that power is always available to start the engine – even after prolonged periods of idling or when you've been running at low revs and using multiple accessories.

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    Shallow Water Drive system

    Cruise towards the shore with confidence thanks to Yamaha's Shallow Water Drive system. Offering ample protection for your propeller, it allows you to get as close as you need to be, no matter whether you're cruising a murky lake or the crystal clear shallows of the sea.

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    Fresh Water Flushing system

    An easy-access, front-mounted connector allows you to easily flush salt and dirt from the waterways without having to run the engine: just connect a hose and you're ready to go. This is a very efficient way to reduce corrosion and extend the life of your outboard.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    212 cm³
    No. of cylinders/configuration
    Bore x stroke
    56.0 mm x 43.0 mm
    Prop shaft output at mid range
    5.9 / 5,500 rpm
    Full throttle operating range
    5,000 - 6,000 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Fuel Induction System
    Ignition / advance system
    Starter system
    Manual (MH), Electric (E, EP)
    Gear ratio
    2.92 (38:13)
  • Dimensions
    Recommended boat transom height
    Weight with propeller
    FT8GMHL: 43.0kg,FT8GMHX: 44.0kg,FT8GEL: 44.0kg,FT8GEX: 45.0kg,FT8GEPL: 49.0kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    separate, 12litres
    Oil pan capacity
  • Additional Features
    Tiller handle (MH), Remote control (E, EP)
    Trim & tilt method
    Manual Tilt (MH, E), Power Tilt (EP)
    Lighting Coil / Alternator
    12V -6A*optional**
    The kW data in this sheet is based on the ICOMIA 28 standard, measured at the prop shaft