Tohatsu...still makes 2 strokes and they pretty much made mercury motors up to 90hp. Proven motor, design has been around a long time.
Thats odd because the big Tohatsu's are just a black Honda.
Yes, the 4 stroke motors that are blue are honda made motors. Their black/purple color TLDI 2 strokes up to 115hp are pure tohatsu.
I have a 2005 25hp 2 stroke mercury, made in Japan and it is really a tohatsu. I have ran the hell out of the motor, most of my runs are 1.5hrs long at full rpm. The motor has never failed me.
Which lead me to purchase a 50hp TLDI tohatsu 2 stroke. I like knowing the basic design of the motor has been around for 50+ years, new stuff has been added along the way, but the main design is still there. Most of the problems have been worked out and because of that the motor will run freaking forever. That appeals to me, since I keep motors a hell of a long time and run them hard.