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Old 07 May 2009, 16:27   #11
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I went from a 4 stroke yam to a 2 stroke and couldnt belive how noisy it is compared to a 4 stroke, pal has a ballistic with the 250 etec and is sick of buying the 2 stroke oil, yes 2 strokes are lighter but not enough to make a big difference on a large rib. love the smell/noise of a 2 stroke but miss the almost silent running and no oil to buy of a 4 stroke.
Personal choice but after you have it hope you will enjoy either one.
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Old 17 May 2009, 15:30   #12
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Old 17 May 2009, 16:24   #13
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On our forth Yamaha Four stroke
never had a probleam
Lansdale marine service 225 F/Strkes that have done 1500 hours of charter work and they are still solid
but thats my view based on my useage, but i bet if you dig deep enough you will get a negative yamaha owner as nothing is perfect, it dose depend on what you want from your engine.
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Our local Rescue boat had a 4 stroke Yam and it never ran right, it got returned to the dealer and the issue never got resolved.
I think if they had used a decent dealer then the problem would have been rectified straight away.
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I would start by going to your local dealer and asking him which one he would prefer? No good in buying a brand and finding out that it's difficult to get a service/parts, meet waranty etc.

I also hate putting 2 stroke oil in the tank. It costs me 70/tank . But I do love 2 strokes.

PS. Can anyone tell the difference in engine noise beween a 4 and 2 stroke when travelling faster that 30 knotts on a RIB?
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My Etec is alot less noisy than my old Opti on tickover, but not as quiet as a Suzuki DF. On the go the Etec is on a par with a DF.
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I was on one of Andre's boats with a Verado hung off the back once when he cast of a pontoon. I said to him that he should think about fireing up the engine.....He said he'd done that 5mins before

Sometimes Noise is good
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I would start by going to your local dealer and asking him which one he would prefer?

PS. Can anyone tell the difference in engine noise beween a 4 and 2 stroke when travelling faster that 30 knotts on a RIB?
That was how my shopping started... I went to a dealer that sold Yamaha, Etec and Merc. His comment was to pass on the Optis, the Verados were awesome, but fussy, and that either the Etec or Yamaha would be great engines. (He suggested the Yamaha mainly because I could reuse my gauges, controls and cables... so less $$)

As for noise... I am afraid of "re-starting" my engine while it's already running at the dock. But as you point out Hightower, once you're flying along, all you hear is wind anyway...

I must confess that while I'm accelerating, I am not thrilled with the sound of the engine... It kinda sounds like a little truck!
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