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Old 01 July 2009, 17:47   #1
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Ok guys blank canvas I am thinking of renewing my engine and I would like the same HP. I am confused by the counter claims of all the main producers and would be interested in your comments also wether 2 or 4 stroke.
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Tx to you both for being so helpful, I hope I can return your comment someday!
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Tx to you both for being so helpful, I hope I can return your comment someday!
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I am confused by the counter claims of all the main producers and would be interested in your comments also wether 2 or 4 stroke.
In all honesty I don't think it really matters these days. The differences between them are pretty small. Pretty much pick the engine you can get a good deal on, has good local service agents and most importantly is the right colour for the boat

Personally though I'm a 4 stroke fan - I like the quiet and not having to mess around with 2 stroke oil. I also went Yamaha because I perceive them to be very reliable - which so far has been true in my case.
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What size motor are you looking for?
What do you use the boat for?
Is low RPM noise an important consideration?
Is initial cost a consideration?
Is the inclusion of high-tech gauges important?
Is transom weight a significant factor?
Do you have space for an oil storage tank if you go 2-stroke?
What about servicing? Do you have a choice of authorised service agents nearby?

That should do for a start...
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Not me ! 2 stroke all the way Power to weight and Sounds - they sound GRRR8

Which one are well thats a different question
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Most of the motors come with 5years warranty (6 on a honda) so If it were me I would compare all the stuff that downhilldai has mentioned and carefully go over the pros and cons, weigh up the odds, costs, weights etc and then pick the silver one!
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tx guys for your comments and for taking the trouble to post them. I know it is an old subject hammered to death( taking mollers point0 but I was intrested if I got more that one reply saying the same thing against a particular make and model. Because I boat mainly out in the west of Scot one of my main points is the service that is why I am in the bother with mariner as the nearest one is Glasgow. All the near ones are all now eastern origin Honda, Yamaha, susuki.
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