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Old 20 July 2011, 11:51   #11
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Mini-hijack alert - Peter, while you're here can you help on the Yam 15 2S history ( 2 stroke: Yamaha 15, Tohatsu 15/18 advice please ) - when was the last sold 15hp Yam 2S (15FMHS) introduced? - late 90's?
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Ive not followed that thread and I don't know when the last of that actual model was sold but the Yam 15hp 2 stroke was last built for sale in 2006. The first of that model I've had was around 1999 I think. Nice motors if you can find em

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Old 20 July 2011, 12:03   #12
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Thanks Peter - yes, there are some about - posted a couple of links here:
2 stroke: Yamaha 15, Tohatsu 15/18 advice please - seem to go about 1200 to 1300 on eBay at present for a nice one.
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Old 20 July 2011, 13:05   #13
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get a good second hand 2 stroke, pleeeeeeeeese dont get a four stroke on a sib you will probably regret it
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Ideal world go for the Yam. Cost being considered the winner is Mariner as having the gears being built into the throttle is brilliant. You get used to the gears (my 7yr old did with ease) and it's much better than leaning around the side of the motor each time.

Tohatsu, nice option but not as robust as the others. Avoid the Suzuki DT range they've had their day. Selva is just not worth considering. Honda, nice motors but far too heavy being 4 stroke which is something to avoid at that size of boat/HP...
That's an interesting analysis Peter. The Honda (47kg) appears to be lighter than the Yam (52kg), Mariner (51.5kg) or Tohatsu (52kg).

I don't have your experience with outboards, so I can't comment on the Suzuki DT...
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Old 20 July 2011, 13:26   #15
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That's an interesting analysis Peter. The Honda (47kg) appears to be lighter than the Yam (52kg), Mariner (51.5kg) or Tohatsu (52kg).

I don't have your experience with outboards, so I can't comment on the Suzuki DT...
I was comparing the Honda 4 stroke to the others which I understood to be 2 stroke, not 4. Now I know the OP wants consideration based on all being%
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I was comparing the Honda 4 stroke to the others which I understood to be 2 stroke, not 4. Now I know the OP wants consideration based on all being 4 stroke the weight is not an issue. I'm still not convinced 4 stroke is the way to go but the OP knows best his intended use so there we go. The usual rig seems to be 2 stroke.

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Hi Guys

I can't buy a new 2 stroke and the SIB states 15hp max with a 55kg max weight (outboard)

I plan to carry the SIB and outboard in the back of the 4x4 then inflate when on holiday and use launch wheels on the transom

I plan to go fishing and also tow a ringo in the sea.

Why does everyone hate 4 strokes, is it just the weight factor?

Don't 4 strokes have more torque? correct spelling????????

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Hi Guys

I can't buy a new 2 stroke and the SIB states 15hp max with a 55kg max weight (outboard)

I plan to carry the SIB and outboard in the back of the 4x4 then inflate when on holiday and use launch wheels on the transom

I plan to go fishing and also tow a ringo in the sea.

Why does everyone hate 4 strokes, is it just the weight factor?

Don't 4 strokes have more torque? correct spelling????????

cheers

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I doubt you will be towing a ringo with a 15hp 4 stroke on such a sized S.I.B I think it will struggle!

I don't hate 4 strokes I just think it's not suited to that size boat for the needs you say. Maybe I'm wrong. Fishing will be fine with it, great in fact as it will be cheap fuel, quiet and reliable being new!

Carrying will become an issue, as will storage in the truck.

Id suggest going for a very clean 2 stroke before committing to new. See how you get on. If it's no good sell it for what you paid. Either way, I'm sure it will work out one way or another though.

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Yeah, see what your saying, but the SIB is a zodiac cadet fastroller 360 activ-v and it only weighs 41 kg so not much weight for the outboard to push so it should pull the ringo, hopefully.

The zodiac is meant to get on the plane quite quickly.

So is the main issue just the weight?

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Don't 4 strokes have more torque?
No, less torque as the engine is firing half as many times.
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