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Old 16 July 2008, 13:46   #1
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2 Stroke and 4 Stroke...

Hi all,

With a 10hp... Other than the fact you have to mix oil in with fuel for 2 stroke outboards... are there any other differences?

Advantages/Disadvantages?

Thanks Guys
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Old 16 July 2008, 15:09   #2
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Hi all,

With a 10hp... Other than the fact you have to mix oil in with fuel for 2 stroke outboards... are there any other differences?

Advantages/Disadvantages?

Thanks Guys
Hi GTM, the biggest difference is the weight factor. A4 stroke weighs quite a lot more than a 2 stroke of equivelent hp. To my mind though, I will always opt for a 4 stroke due to the improved reliability,no nasty oils to mix, reduced fuel consumption, quieter, and better for the enviroment etc etc.
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Old 16 July 2008, 15:16   #3
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It also depends on how much you want to spend. A used 2-stroke will be cheaper to buy than the equivalent used 4-stroke. Having said that, you can't make or import new 2-strokes any more so if you want a brand new engine, you'll struggle to find a 2-stroke.

4-strokes have it in terms of efficiency, environment, cleanliness, and they're much quieter.

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Old 16 July 2008, 18:01   #4
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I wish 2 strokes were much cheaper - I am desperate to get a nice 18hp Tohatsu!!!

If you want an engine to sit on a boat and never be moved or taken off then a 4 stroke is fine. If you want something to lug around and carry across a beach or whatever give me the 2 stroke anyday.
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