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Old 24 September 2018, 10:17   #1
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2 stroke or 4 stroke

which is better for rib cruising. or does it matter ?
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which is better for rib cruising. or does it matter ?


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Generally speaking if only cruising then diesel !

2 strokes - slightly lighter than most 4 strokes, simpler to maintain, more grunt and acceleration from the get go, noisier than most 4 strokes, thirsty in terms of petrol and oil. and dont like spending alot of time going very slow.

4 strokes - quiet, sophisticated, slightly heavier than 2 strokes, more complicated than 2 strokes, better fuel economy generally.

having said that the most modern 2 strokes are much better than older 2 strokes in terms of emissions and fuel economy.

so im not sure I have any answer for you.
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Very few two stroke motor bikes these days, don't know of any two stroke cars. This side of the pond I would say 80-90% of boats are 4 stroke. Maritime, marine rescue, water police, house hire boats, comercial fishing boats etc all use 4 strokes here. https://www.boatsales.com.au/editori...e-2018-111436/
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Very few two stroke motor bikes these days, don't know of any two stroke cars. This side of the pond I would say 80-90% of boats are 4 stroke. Maritime, marine rescue, water police, house hire boats, comercial fishing boats etc all use 4 strokes here. https://www.boatsales.com.au/editori...e-2018-111436/


Is that because they are ď betterĒ? & if so better for whom, the consumer, manufacturers, dealers? Modern 2 strokes are generally lighter, easier ( cheaper) to maintain, better power:weight, higher torque ( better hole shot) than 4 strokes. On paper 2s are a much better option for marine use than 4s, so why the demise? Clever marketing, lack of dealer support (dealers make MUCH more money servicing 4strokes), consumer ignorance (2 strokes are illegal.....arenít they??), environmental concerns (modern 2 strokes are as clean if not cleaner than 4s, especially when you take the disposal of used engine oil into account)
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