Originally posted by timofengland
what ever I get will be a 2-stroke. How much lighter are they?
Call me an anorak if you wish (and Ian and MeMe probably will) but here are some comparative weights of the latest 2-stroke/4-stroke offerings from the major manufacturers. With the modern engines weight differentials between 4 and 2 stroke are significantly less of an issue than they were some years ago. For example the Honda 50 4-stroke weighs 10kgs less than a Yammie 50 2-stroke!:
Mariner 40hp 2cylinder 2-stroke - 75kgs
" 40 and 50hp 3 cyl. 2-stroke - 93kgs
Mariner 40hp 4-stroke 3-cyl. - 93kgs
" 40hp EFI 4-stroke - 98kgs
" 50hp EFI 4-stroke - 112kgs
Suzuki 40/50hp EFI 4-stroke - 110kgs
Honda 40/50hp 4-stroke - 92kgs
Evinrude E-Tec 40/50/60hp direct injection 2-stroke - 107kgs
Yamaha 40hp 2-stroke - 88kgs
" 50hp 2-stroke - 102kgs
" 40hp 3 cyl. 4-stroke - 90kgs
" 40/50hp 4 cyl. 4-stroke - 108kgs
Above weights relate to long shaft engines with power trim/tilt where applicable.