Originally Posted by Doug Stormforce
That said a 5HP 2 stroke will be marginally more powerful than a 4 stroke, the final part of the equation is of course cost- how do they compare?
Thats interesting Doug, can you explain how a 5 hp 2 stroke outboard is more powerful than a 5 hp 4 stroke outboard?
Martin, do make sure you have the right shaft length which will have a bigger affect on performance than the overall hp. So whilst a short shaft is easy to store, if the prop is behind the transom you are not going anywhere fast. If using a long shaft gets the prop down below the transom in clear water it will be much more effective.
By far the best engine for the job of course is one of those these