Originally Posted by jonp
It's funny how many people think 4strokes are so much heavier than 2"s. I believe my yam f 70 is lighter than its equivalent 2"stroke cousins, not tha that really makes much difference.
The gap has really closed up. My Merc 115 4 stroke is 163kg (dry weight, long shaft), which is the lightest engine I could find at the time. The next lightest was the 115 Opti at 170kg, then the Eninrude and twatsoo at 177 and 178kg. I'll admit, the heaviest in the range is a 4 stroke though. The Honda at a monstrous 217kg. The new merc is about the same weight as a 1986 Evinrude 120 loop induction (according to the best info I found).
I chose the 4 stroke on weight, but it would have been a 2st had they been lighter. I do like the quiet and greatly reduced smell though.