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Old 13 August 2012, 04:59   #1
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2 or 4 stroke ??

Hi

I am new here. I have just start a complete rebuild of an old Zodiac 530 2 Pro.

I don't now which size of engine and if I should go for 2 or 4 stroke....


I want a fast boat, not a rocket but fast.

Thanks

Thomas
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Old 13 August 2012, 05:26   #2
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Hi

I am new here. I have just start a complete rebuild of an old Zodiac 530 2 Pro.

I don't now which size of engine and if I should go for 2 or 4 stroke....

I want a fast boat, not a rocket but fast.

Thanks

Thomas
Hi welcome. Hope u enjoy your rib. If I were u I would do a search as there has been many a thread on the subject over the years. Problem is that it's a subjective thing 2 vs 4. Know what you want from an engine then do the comparisons based on the info here and elsewhere to make your choice, horses for courses in other words.
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Old 13 August 2012, 05:40   #3
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Hi

I am new here. I have just start a complete rebuild of an old Zodiac 530 2 Pro.

I don't now which size of engine and if I should go for 2 or 4 stroke....


I want a fast boat, not a rocket but fast.

Thanks

Thomas
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Old 13 August 2012, 07:35   #4
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You do not say whether it will be a new or older engine that you will fit. If it is an older 4 stroke they can be a lot heavier than the equivalent 2 stroke; check the weight limits for your boat.
The weight gap between the two types seems to have narrowed over the years.
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Old 13 August 2012, 12:15   #5
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Since I hate 2 strokes for numerous reasons, I would say a 4 stroke or a direction injection 2 stroke. Leaving an oil sheen on the water, and stinky smoke behind is not a friendly thing to be doing to our oceans. (Says the guy with a 2 stroke, who wishes he had a 4 stroke.)
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