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Old 05 November 2011, 07:39   #1
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Yam 2 stroke or Suz 4??

I'm looking at buying similar ribs. One has a 2003 Yam 150 HPI (2 stroke) with 200 hours the other a 2007 Suzuki 115 (4 stroke) with 100 hours. Both have full service history. Any advice on which one's the best? Rib to be used as a family boat, fishing, pulling toys, cove hopping (all UK use). Cheers
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Old 05 November 2011, 12:23   #2
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2-stroke for me ! 4 stroke to heavy
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4 stroke - I like my hearing and fuel eccomany!
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4 stroke

fuel, reliability, noise, value, and yes it is more heavy but no 2 man team will lift it without a crane so harder to nick!
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fuel, reliability, noise, value, and yes it is more heavy but no 2 man team will lift it without a crane so harder to nick!
Harder yes, but it doesn't seem to deter the thieving buggers!
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fuel, reliability, noise, value, and yes it is more heavy but no 2 man team will lift it without a crane so harder to nick!
Not sure about your anti-theft angle. There seems to be a plague of outboard thefts, and large 4-stroke engines are being taken along with mid-sized engines. The bu**ers are using slings or stretchers of some description and cutting fuel and control cables.
Several Outboard Engines Stolen - 11/12 Oct 2011 - Sutton Coldfield

Back to thread... 4-stroke. Goes against the grain for me, but unless you like collecting Esso glasses, it's the fuel efficient way to go at this size.
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