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Key Features

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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.

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    Advanced tiller handle design and controls

    For the F8 and FT8, 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 FT8 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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    Special gear ratios for higher thrust

    The FT 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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    High-output alternator

    Never get left short of electrical power. A High-output alternator is a standard feature on our FT 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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    Dual-thrust props for maximum power in Forward & Reverse

    The special propellers fitted to the FT 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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    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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    Latest-generation engine design - efficiency and power

    The FT8 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.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    4-stroke
    Displacement
    212 cm³
    No. of cylinders/Configuration
    2/In-line,SOHC
    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
    1-Carb
    Ignition / advance system
    CDI
    Starter system
    Manual (MH), Electric (E, EP)
    Gear ratio
    2.92 (38:13)
  • Dimensions
    Transom height
    L552X:620mm
    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
    0.8litres
  • Additional Features
    Control
    Tiller handle (MH), Remote control (E, EP)
    Trim & Tilt method
    Manual Tilt (MH, E), Power Tilt (EP)
    Light coil / Alternator Output
    12V -6A*optional**
    Propeller
    Included
    Remark
    The kW data in this sheet is based on the ICOMIA 28 standard, measured at the prop shaft