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Old 09 May 2009, 12:03   #11
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When you get up to big engines over 200hp the weight savings are a lot. A Mercury Opti 225 weighs 229kgs - the Verado 225 weighs 288kgs.

As far as I can see it the main advantage of a 4 stroke is that it is so quiet BUT over about 20kts there is more noise from the wind and waves anyway - you only hear the engine in the harbour!!!

I would go for a 2 stroke most of the time.

just look at an old 90hp 2 stroke against a new 90 4 stroke. The 4 stroke looks huge in comparison. My Suzuki 225 looks tiny compared to a modern 225 4 stroke.
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It's great debate...as it was last time...and the time before. It's one of life's unanswerables that brings out the best and worst of opinion

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It's great debate...as it was last time...and the time before. It's one of life's unanswerables that brings out the best and worst of opinion

I agree wholeheartedly with you, I just wondered if you had another burning point to make. I myself am a true 2 st man surrounded by various variations of 4 st and overall there is not over the piece much between them apart from personal choice and what you want from it. Codders point is a good one re the noise level.

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I got told the saving on fuel with 4 stroke engine's isn't that much when cruising fast or at WOT?

Have to say, at least with my 2 stroke I've (with the guiding hand of RIBnet) been able to service it myself with regards to, gear oil etc. Would it have been the same case with a newer 4 stroke?
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Nah...just enjoy the theatre
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Personally, I rather like the noise of an engine behind me.
Me too - after all if you are paying all that money in fuel you might as well get the most out of it I love the noise of the V4 when you open the taps
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Old 11 May 2009, 06:14   #19
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Me too - after all if you are paying all that money in fuel you might as well get the most out of it I love the noise of the V4 when you open the taps
Have to agree but find my yam a little quiet compared to other similar sized 2 strokes. It grunts but not as loud as most.
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Agree with you both I love to hear my lovely V6 mariner 2st purring away behind me.

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