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Old 02 November 2015, 07:51   #11
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If towing toys you can prop almost any engine for fast take off and thrust.

Maybe those who comment should mention what they use their boats for and roughly the hours per year they normally do.

I do long trips offshore then troll for several hours clocking around 300-400hrs per year on my 4 strokes. Servicing is straight forward as basikly it's much the same as doing any car.

Modern 2 strokes were popular for a while out here but most soon went back to 4 strokes. Water police, maritime, fisheries, marine park boats, water taxis, oyster boats and just about all small commercial fishing boats are now back to the 4s.

The Australian boating community is quite large with over 250,000 registered boats alone in my state, we also have the weather for all year round boating.

With yam and merc claiming 80% of the US market that doesn't leave much for the others.

I know from being a marine rescue volunteer which engines fail more than any other out here !!(not what I have)!!

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Old 02 November 2015, 08:50   #12
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Spot on Jonp.

There is no contest if you are doing a lot of trolling.
2 smokes don't like slow speeds and tend to foul their spark plugs.
They also give me a headache at slow speed due to the smell of the engine fumes😱

I did love going for a blast with my old man's 2 stroke yammie on the back of my sib tho.

Truth is, one is not better than the other.
It all depends how often and what you you I tend to use the engine for.

Just so happens 4 stroke fits the bill best when I weigh up all the factors concerned with my boating requirements hence i use my two 4 stroke engines most often .

Still wouldn't be without my little Suzuki 2 stroke tho.
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Spot on Jonp.

There is no contest if you are doing a lot of trolling.
2 smokes don't like slow speeds and tend to foul their spark plugs.
They also give me a headache at slow speed due to the smell of the engine fumes😱
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Assuming that we are comparing modern 2 strokes to modern 4 strokes & not old tech carbed 2strokes, then that statement is b0110x quite frankly.


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Don't get it ? - why did the person who started this bother to start it
Just let people but what they want & use what they want. Get a life and get on with it

I'm not sure but isn't it the same thing that he got all arsey about a while ago ? = POINTLESS. Looking for an argument maybe


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Assuming that we are comparing modern 2 strokes to modern 4 strokes & not old tech carbed 2strokes, then that statement is b0110x quite frankly.


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Howdy P.D

As I am from the sibbing community I am referring to my experience of number of 1970s - 2000s yammies suzukis and Mariners. All carb'd and varying from 2 hp - 25 hp.
In my experince they all stink like hell and foul plugs to some degree.
I have no experience of modern larger 2 strokes which I'm sure are much cleaner.
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It's a tradition😄


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And a great one at that.

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Well that would be Ribcraft of course and I might even get approval from PD on that one!!:)
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Assuming that we are comparing modern 2 strokes to modern 4 strokes & not old tech carbed 2strokes, then that statement is b0110x quite frankly............................. I am referring to my experience of number of 1970s - 2000s yammies suzukis and Mariners. All carb'd and varying from 2 hp - 25 hp.
In my experince they all stink like hell and foul plugs to some degree.
I have no experience of modern larger 2 strokes which I'm sure are much cleaner.
I rest my case
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