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Old 22 November 2006, 06:08   #11
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Some great points about two strokes. My concern is that I would need to carry a second fuel which would have a finite life. Two stroke deteriorates faster than petrol. Then, what to do with it when it is going off? Can't burn it in the car and don't have/want a lawn!

I already have two sources of petrol on board so am protected against fule tank contamination. My preference is still to stick with a four stroke.

Let the debate continue!
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Some great points about two strokes. My concern is that I would need to carry a second fuel which would have a finite life. Two stroke deteriorates faster than petrol. Then, what to do with it when it is going off? Can't burn it in the car and don't have/want a lawn!

I already have two sources of petrol on board so am protected against fule tank contamination. My preference is still to stick with a four stroke.

Let the debate continue!
My plan is to have a 15hp 2 stroke and a 20 litre fuel can/tank as a reserve, not mix the oil/petrol until i need it but have a plastic bottle with the 2 stroke oil pre-measured so open the tank tip it in and off you go

15 hp so I can get home against the tide and wind

20 litre of spare fuel for the main engine

quick mix and go for the two stroke if needed
and a good anchor

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Old 22 November 2006, 08:35   #13
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Some great points about two strokes. My concern is that I would need to carry a second fuel which would have a finite life. Two stroke deteriorates faster than petrol. Then, what to do with it when it is going off? Can't burn it in the car and don't have/want a lawn!

I already have two sources of petrol on board so am protected against fule tank contamination. My preference is still to stick with a four stroke.

Let the debate continue!
Don't mix the oil until you need to. Also why should a 2 stroke mix deteriorate faster? It's still the same petrol.....
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Don't mix the oil until you need to. Also why should a 2 stroke mix deteriorate faster? It's still the same petrol.....
Personally the last thing I'd be wanting when the fan stops and I'm drifting towards rocks in a 20kt wind and a bit of a sea, is to be buggering around mixing fuel and tipping oil all over the floor (or trying to attach the engine to the transom for that matter).

If I'm going anywhere I might need it, the aux is on the transom fully fuelled and ready to go and has a test run before I go. I should be able to get it running within 30 sec if needed.

Before anybody points it out, the fact that I am mostly not going anywhere due to the effin Humber Self-Destroyer having a(nother) hole in it is neither here nor there
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