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Old 29 November 2004, 10:35   #1
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Johnson 50 2-stroke any opinions?

Does anyone have an opinion on the Johnson 50 2-stroke, twin cylinder which keeps the weight down - seem to be usefully cheaper than a yamaha... any thoughts appreciated
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Old 29 November 2004, 14:23   #2
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George, are we talking new or second hand ? and if its second hand how old ?

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Also does it have the VRO oil injection system?
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Thanks guys - yes it's a new one with oil injection PTT not sure what type of injection- offered at 2695inc vat 2 year warranty...
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It's only an opinion........

......but you might like to think of it like this. Betamax - VHS. VHS - DVD
2stroke - 4stroke. 4's are the way it's tending to go. This of course doesn't answer the Weight / Price / Performance issue, it's only an observation.

Perhaps some more info may help. Type of vessel and size, intended use etc. Anyway, Good Luck.
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......but you might like to think of it like this. Betamax - VHS. VHS - DVD
2stroke - 4stroke. 4's are the way it's tending to go. This of course doesn't answer the Weight / Price / Performance issue, it's only an observation.

Perhaps some more info may help. Type of vessel and size, intended use etc. Anyway, Good Luck.
Graham, you still run a 2 stroke on petrol! OK you put some oil in to but I do not think that this should become too scarce!
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......but you might like to think of it like this. Betamax - VHS. VHS - DVD
2stroke - 4stroke. 4's are the way it's tending to go. This of course doesn't answer the Weight / Price / Performance issue, it's only an observation.

Perhaps some more info may help. Type of vessel and size, intended use etc. Anyway, Good Luck.
Thanks MeMe - I am continuing the searider search saga... looking now for a SR4.0m and have been also looking into engines so as to have greater flexibility for buying - there are a few around with dying or no engine - I don't anticipate hundreds of hours a year - ideally I would like a Yamaha 50 but haven't spotted one at a good price...
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Old 30 November 2004, 15:21   #8
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George,

Try Kevin Mole outboards on the IOW. When I was looking for an engine, they had a yam 4 stroke 50hp for 2500 i think. It was second hand but had done very few hours. Not sure if they would still have it.

www.outboards.uk.com

Hope thats a help, I know its a bit far from you though!

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Am i right in saying that Kevin Mole is now a Ballistic dealer?......has he dropped ribeye???
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I have absolutely no idea! sorry! Might be up that way over xmas so i'll check it out.

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