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Old 02 July 2012, 20:47   #1
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Engine wanted

I'm looking for a suitable engine for an avon searider 4 meter , 40 hp is about it I think , any suggestions welcome.
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Old 03 July 2012, 16:02   #2
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2 stroke or 4 stroke?
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not sure, what are the advantages / disadvantages ?
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2 stroke - Weight, acceleration, lower service costs, easy to store

4 stroke - noise, ease of use (no mixing oil etc), economy, environmentally better, re-sale value at that size better,

All depends what you want to do with the boat.

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well fishing is my plan but i've been told when there not biting , hanging off the back of it in various guises if mean to be a laugh and i expect I'll be doing a bit of that , but its a bass chasing boat really. Reliability is my main concern. The most reliable engine I can get for the money.
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and I dont want ten 4hp seagulls that you very much , hanging off a long pole. That would be very very very very very very very very very very reliable. In case 9 break down , for the mega para boater!
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What's your budget and age requirements ?

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my requirements

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What's your budget and age requirements ?

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40 HP. Its for inshore bass fishing mainly, 800 tops, long shaft, service history , but everyone does there own right ?? So maybe leave that bit out.

<b>The requirements in order of importance</b>

1.reliability
2.within budget
3.self seviceable
4.good used spares market place
5.fuel economy
6.speed
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