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Old 25 July 2016, 12:43   #11
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Hi all
I am in the almost the same situation with the outboard. I have 3.8m hydro force and use a 5hp outboard and when in the forth of forth the waves will over take you because the engine is not man enough for the job looking at getting a 25hp but do I get a 2stroke or a 4stroke, there a few 2strokes around at good prices or should I spend a bit get a 4stroke not sure what's better it's my 1st sub
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Old 25 July 2016, 14:14   #12
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I have the 25 great engine rip his arm off mate 3 cylinder engine loads of power very economical if it stopping on the boat no probs lifting go for it you know you should

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Old 25 July 2016, 14:30   #13
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Good thinking, but as far as I'm aware the 30 is only available, in the UK at least, with electric start, ptt and weighs in at 72kg. Also much more expensive.
ah well, makes it an easy choice then
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Old 25 July 2016, 16:11   #14
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I have the 25 great engine rip his arm off mate 3 cylinder engine loads of power very economical if it stopping on the boat no probs lifting go for it you know you should

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Is it a 2stroke jeff
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Old 26 July 2016, 10:26   #15
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Is it a 2stroke jeff
mines a 4 stroke Kevin but the 2 stroke are good two if you can get hold of one they did use to suffer from corrosion a bit in the old days but have no probs now but mechanically sound engines
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Old 26 July 2016, 15:44   #16
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I think Jeff I will go with a 4stroke as the are a bit quieter and less hassle as you don't have to mix the fuel
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Old 26 July 2016, 16:13   #17
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Yep a lot less hassle mine sounds fantastic when she revs up quick and responsive good on fuel getting 22 knots flat calm seen 24 knots but wind/tide helped Mercury 365 the old 380 with shorter cones one up 50l of fuel and kit quite a lot to be honest.
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Keeping my eye on eBay gumtree to see what comes up. Roughly how long to you get with a 50ltr fuel tank
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Old 26 July 2016, 16:36   #19
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It's hard to say as I plod around a lot I like to get close in and explore all the nooks and crannies but 25 lts lasted me all week if you look at fenlanders thread on his 20 will give a good idea.

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I have only a 25ltr tank but should give me a good day out at loch lomond
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