Originally Posted by clydeoutboards
fuel, reliability, noise, value, and yes it is more heavy but no 2 man team will lift it without a crane so harder to nick!
Not sure about your anti-theft angle. There seems to be a plague of outboard thefts, and large 4-stroke engines are being taken along with mid-sized engines. The bu**ers are using slings or stretchers of some description and cutting fuel and control cables.
Back to thread... 4-stroke. Goes against the grain for me, but unless you like collecting Esso glasses, it's the fuel efficient way to go at this size.