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Old 13 October 2012, 04:33   #11
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What about this 3.1m Avon with Yamaha 9.9hp?

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Tough old outfit at a budget price.
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Old 13 October 2012, 06:49   #12
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Thanks for everyones replys ! great to get some info from guys who own boats. I did consider two stroke but firstly i was worried about having to mess about draining the carb as i would only be using it infrequently. I had read four strokes are much better just being left with fuel in and the just start up again no bother?. Also was worried about parts with what seems to be the phasing out of the two stroke . I think i will probably go for a 3.1 or 3.2 after everyones advice . Weight difference and cost is not to much more for slightly bigger boat.
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Old 13 October 2012, 07:01   #13
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You will find a lot of love for two smokes on here.

All you need to do is after each use run it in fresh water to flush the water cooling system with fresh clean water and then instead of switching the engine of just disconnect the fuel line from the engine and then it will burn most if the fuel left in the system and then stall when there's no more fuel to burn.

The weight difference in two and four strokes makes it a simple choice if packing away after use.

My 15hp 2 stroke weighs about 35kgs whereas a 15hp four stroke is more like 40 odd kgs.
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Thanks for the reply . Okay that doesnt sound to bad if thats all i have to do. Also i would use my boat for diving and have heard the two strokes spew out fuel , dont like the thought of diving in fuel slick. Also what is the economy difference ? Thanks
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Also i would use my boat for diving and have heard the two strokes spew out fuel , dont like the thought of diving in fuel slick. Also what is the economy difference ? Thanks
Fuel remains through exhaust is minimum and besides will have engine off when diving. 2 strokes compared to same 4 strokes size have near 10 KG weight difference. 4 strokes consumes less fuel, but need more specialized maintenance. Some swears by 2 strokes, some by 4. Both have pros and cons as everything in life.

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