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Tohatsu 5 HP Short Shaft

Tohatsu 5 HP Short Shaft


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The Tohatsu 5 hp 4-stroke gives you that peace of mind you need when purchasing an outboard. With Tohatsu’s excellence in engineering, you can be assured that you are choosing an engine that will be with you for years to come.

The 5 hp features a new front mounted shift lever, an industry first in its class and with reduced emissions and exceptional fuel economy, this little 5hp 4-stroke is cleaner burning while also keeping your cost at the gas pump down.

Tohatsu 5 hp 4-Stroke Benefits:
  • Light and compact!
  • Front mounted shift lever, an industry first in its class!
  • Designed with proven technology
  • Greatly reduced vibration for smooth and stable running at all speeds
  • Greatly reduced induction noise for a quieter ride
  • Ultra-low emission, EPA and CARB 3-Star rating approved
  • 5 Year limited warranty

Easy Operation and Handling:

  • Digital CD ignition for easier engine starting, quicker throttle response and smoother trolling
  • Recoil starter with larger reel making manual starting fast and easy
  • Shallow water drive
  • 6 trim positions
  • Adjustable steering friction for reducing steering effort
  • New longer tiller handle (110mm extension)
  • Newly designed holding grip and larger carrying handle

Fundamentals for User Convenience and Reliability:

  • Through-the-prop exhaust for a quieter ride
  • Thermostatically controlled cooling system for consistent engine temperature
  • Stainless steel water pump housing liner for outstanding durability
  • High grade marine aluminum alloy that provides the ultimate protection against corrosion
  • Zinc coating on internal water passages for superior corrosion resistance
  • 3.1 Gallon (12 liter) fuel tank with fuel gauge
  • Aluminum propeller


  • Low oil pressure indicator
  • Safety lanyard (an essential protection feature standard on all Tohatsu outboards)
  • Start-in-gear protection for safer engine starting
  • Over-rev. limiter

Model / MFS5

Engine (No. of Cylinder)



5 hp (3.7 kw)


123 cc (7.5

Bore x Stroke

59 x 45 mm (2.32 x 1.77 in)



Control Type

Tiller Handle

Gear Shift

Forward - Neutral - Reverse

Gear Ratio


Propeller Selection Range

6" - 9"

Transom Height

15", 20"


Unleaded Gasoline (87 Octane)

Oil Type

NMMA Certified FC-W® 4-stroke oil**
SAE 10W-30/40 (SF, SG, SH, SJ)

Oil Capacity

15 fl. oz. (450 mL)

Fuel Tank

3.1 US Gal. (12 Lit) Separate Fuel Tank


55 lbs. (25 kg)

Alternator Output

Optional: 12V, 60W, 5A

Max. RPM Range

4,500 - 5,500

Digital CD Ignition System

Standard Feature

Start In Gear Protection

Standard Feature

Thermostat Controlled Cooling System

Standard Feature

Through-The-Prop Exhaust

Standard Feature

Shallow Water Drive

Standard Feature

Oil Pressure Warning

Standard Feature