Originally Posted by clydeoutboards
its still a 2 stroke which if they were that good we would all have them in our cars.
Er, Not quite the right theory. The weight of a car vs its engine is too disproportionate. It's the same for petrol vs heavier diesel engines in small and big cars.
Horses for courses. All about weight, noise and throttle response. Hedgecutter vs lawn mower. Scrambler vs Harley.
If you have an outboard to maximise space, you ideally don't want too much weight hangin off the back. If you play about in the waves or pull ringos and boarders etc you want quick throttle response and lightness, a 2 is best. If you just cruise and troll, or do 1000s of hours commercially a 4 is best.