Originally Posted by anthony
Yes i will be carrying the boat and engine in the car.So would a 2 stroke be the best option?I have narrowed down my choice to:
15hp 2 stroke tohatsu/yamaha (37kg)
15hp 4 stroke suzuki (45kg)
18hp 2 stroke tohatsu (37kg)
20hp 4 stroke honda (46kg)
25hp 2 stroke tohatsu/yamaha (48kg)
does anyone have any comments about this engines.
yes i do have some launch wheels for the boat.
I am very pleased with the Suzuki 15hp 4 stroke but for the same weight you could go for a 25hp 2 stroke!!!
As you boat is quite a bit heavier than mine maybe you should go for the 25hp - you don't HAVE to run it flat out - in fact you may get better economy with a bigger engine as you don't have to push it so hard.
All depends how much lugging around of the engine you are going to do - with my 4 stroke it is really a 2 man job to lift it out of the boot and onto the transom.
As regards being layed down it isn't really a problem as there are 2 lugs on the side which needs to face down. As long as you remember no probs. I can't help but think it can't do the engine much good though. My Suzuki runs fine but when you first start it there is a cloud of white smoke for a few seconds.
To sum up - if weight not a prob get a 2 stroke 25hp - if it is a bit much get the 18hp. To be honest with these SIBs you can't go flat out very often anyway unless the Sea is like a mirror - just gets too bouncy!!!