Originally Posted by BogMonster
I have no intention of trying it (I am using the Nautilus at the moment) but out of interest, what is the difference in outboards that means you can't use a 2 stroke bike oil? After all most 2 stroke bikes are pretty highly strung things so must need a good oil?
Mainly it is down to operating temperature and environmental considerations.
To be honest a lot depends on the mix you are using. To get past the latest laws new 2 strokes are often running at 100 or even 150:1 - you NEED bloody good oil for that. If you run at 50:1 or even 25:1 I suppose any old oil will do.
Remember one of the finest 2 stroke oils ever and still used in racing is good old castor!!!