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Old 02 September 2013, 17:13   #11
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Is there such a beast a a two cylinder 6hp outboard? A quick look at the specs for the main manufacturers shows everything below 8hp as singles.

Is a 4 stroke single much quieter than the equivalent 2 stroke?
The older 4 strokes were twins, as were the 2 strokes. Not sure on the latest models.

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Old 02 September 2013, 17:43   #12
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The air cooled Hondas I've heard made a right racket.
Mine's really quiet; it won't start!
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Old 02 September 2013, 17:54   #13
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Mine's really quiet; it won't start!
I told you not to try and use it as an auxiliary on the jetski....
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Old 02 September 2013, 19:11   #14
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Is there such a beast a a two cylinder 6hp outboard? A quick look at the specs for the main manufacturers shows everything below 8hp as singles.

Is a 4 stroke single much quieter than the equivalent 2 stroke?
Assume you're looking at 4-strokes?

If, on the other hand, you're looking at older 2-strokes, the Soozook DT6 is a nice 2-cyl motor - smooth & relatively quiet.

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Old 03 September 2013, 02:09   #15
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I told you not to try and use it as an auxiliary on the jetski....
Ha ha! Actually it's been chewed to death by my rats over the years. They've eaten the throttle cable, twist grip, choke lever, most of the propeller and even some of the cowling. Bloody swines they are..!!
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Johnsorude used to do a lightweight 4Hp twin..... (something like 13Kg fueled?) Thin as well, so fits in small gaps.

I am looking at sticking a load of soundproofing round the inside of the cowl, if that helps to put the noise into perspective!
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Old 03 September 2013, 05:16   #17
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Johnsorude used to do a lightweight 4Hp twin..... (something like 13Kg fueled?) Thin as well, so fits in small gaps.

I am looking at sticking a load of soundproofing round the inside of the cowl, if that helps to put the noise into perspective!
They were always noisy.
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Mine's really quiet; it won't start!
Good on fuel then? ;-)
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Hi John, I thought you had mentioned a while ago that you were going down the electric outboard route. I take it that this did work out the way you wanted?
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Hi John, the tohatsu built 2.5/3.5 4 strokes are lovely built engines and quiet too. These are Mercury, mariner and Tohatsu. Yamahas also are just as good in my opinion. Hondas are exteremely popular due to centrifugal clutches and being air cooled but are noisier than the aforementioned engines
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