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#3265268 - 06/10/13 12:27 PM Boat motor question
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Ok say you were going to buy a 35 hp tiller handle outboard.
Buying new.

2 Stroke or 4 stroke and why ?

I don't know enough about them to be totally tied to a brand but from what I have seen and heard / read on here I am thinking along the lines of 2 stroke = mercury and 4 stroke = yamaha.

Also, boat is rated for 35 hp engine. Would you go any bigger than that at all ?
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#3265286 - 06/10/13 12:48 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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For a small engine like that I would go with the 4 stroke and eliminate any oil mixing. I would also stay with what the boat is rated for, especially if you have in insured.
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#3265294 - 06/10/13 12:54 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: Winchester]
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Don't know about other brands, but since I work at a mercury dealer, If its a mercury, all you will be able to get is 4 stroke now. Every mercury made now that is 60 hp and below, is all 4 stroke. Smallest 2 stroke you can get in a mercury is a 75.

Also, ditto what Winchester said. If its rated for a 35, stick with it. If you brought it in to us to install a new motor, legally we can't install anything greater than whatever the coast guard approved max hp rating is for that boat. If you're doing it yourself, you can do whatever you'd like, but if its insured and something happens, they won't cover it if you exceed the max hp rating for that boat.
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#3265297 - 06/10/13 12:58 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: mossyhorns300]
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4 stroke. yamaha would be my preference, of course with my connection to yamaha i would recommend yamaha.
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#3265321 - 06/10/13 01:26 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: Headhunter]
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I've looked real hard at motors for the last year. I bought a Mercury 4 stroke and love it. No mixing oil and gas. Quiet and get good gas mileage. I've heard good/great things about Yamaha too. I just bought the Mercury because I couldn't pass up the deal I got.

My boat is rated for a 40hp and thats what I put on it. I wouldn't suggest getting bigger then what its rated for because like what was said in previous posts; insurance won't cover it and the place you are buying it from legally can't put it on for you. Good luck with it. Remember those 4 strokes are quite a bit heaver then the 2 strokes too.
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#3265348 - 06/10/13 02:12 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: WingNut]
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Another thing, how old is your boat?

The reason I ask is a friend of mine had an older boat that was rated for a 40 hp. He bought a brand new 40 hp and told me the boat was scary fast. His assumption was that outboards manufactured during the time his boat was manufactured were not as fast as outboards today so in reality the boat was over rated. If you're working with an older boat, a brand new 35 hp may be more than enough.
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#3265359 - 06/10/13 02:41 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: WMAn]
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Not to sidetrack your thread but I have a still new 2012 4 stroke Coleman outboard, gas can, line and acc included, that I will sell cheap. I ran it one time to test it and it starts and runs great!
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#3265373 - 06/10/13 02:51 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: Winchester]
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Ruger, don't take this the wrong way, but your way to freakin' stupid to own a boat. It's just not a good idea.
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#3265404 - 06/10/13 03:43 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: Tennessee Todd]
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I am not a mercury fan, but after looking in that size motor I would get a mercury. Weigh less than the yamaha. Not many options from what I saw. Yamaha had a 25 and 40 hp 4 stroke and mercury has 25-30 hp 4 stroke. It is to big, but I have the yamaha 70 hp 4 stroke and it is awesome.
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#3265432 - 06/10/13 04:23 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: Tennessee Todd]
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 Originally Posted By: Tennessee Todd
Ruger, don't take this the wrong way, but your way to freakin' stupid to own a boat. It's just not a good idea.

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#3265461 - 06/10/13 05:06 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: Woodson223]
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Headhunter,
That is why I was asking about putting one on that was bigger than it was rated for.
I want a yamaha but they have a BIG hole in their lineup in my opinion, if what I saw was accurate.
I kept looking and all I could find was either 25 or 40, nothing in between.

I will agree with TT to a point, I definately ain't after speed, just enough power to get back safely if the wind was to get up and I get caught out.
Just don't think a 25 will do it.

Thanks for everyone's input,,,, 'cept TT. He is an idiot.
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#3265468 - 06/10/13 05:15 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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mossyhorns,
Do ya'll sell just motors there?
Does Mercury offer a 35 hp ?
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#3265474 - 06/10/13 05:23 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I will agree with TT to a point, I definately ain't after speed, just enough power to get back safely if the wind was to get up and I get caught out.
Just don't think a 25 will do it.

Thanks for everyone's input,,,, 'cept TT. He is an idiot.


I have a 9'6" kayak, a paddle, two arms, and one hand (I didn't mistype that). I've been on Pickwick lake within sight of the dam with a hard south wind rolling white caps down the river, and I did just fine.

I think 25 hp will do. Besides, what are life jackets for anyways? \:D
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#3265475 - 06/10/13 05:23 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Headhunter,
That is why I was asking about putting one on that was bigger than it was rated for.
I want a yamaha but they have a BIG hole in their lineup in my opinion, if what I saw was accurate.
I kept looking and all I could find was either 25 or 40, nothing in between.

I will agree with TT to a point, I definately ain't after speed, just enough power to get back safely if the wind was to get up and I get caught out.
Just don't think a 25 will do it.

Thanks for everyone's input,,,, 'cept TT. He is an idiot.


You may want to check with your insurance company on the maximum hp allowed. They used to allow a slight overage to accommodate gaps in the motor lineup like you are finding.
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#3265500 - 06/10/13 06:07 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
mossyhorns,
Do ya'll sell just motors there?
Does Mercury offer a 35 hp ?


Mercury offers a 30 hp before jumping up to a 40. Keep in mind, like was posted before, it is probably a bit heavier than your 35 you have now. Yes, we sell just motors.
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#3265534 - 06/10/13 06:54 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: mossyhorns300]
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Sent ya a pm there mossyhorns \:D
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#3265555 - 06/10/13 07:16 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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no one ever says I want a smaller motor on a boat


when i hunt out east with model 70 man he uses a 25 4 stroke on a 14 foot john boat it does ok with 3 adults but much better with 2 people

it kind of turned me on to 4 strokes it just ran so smooth but i want to say it was a Suzuki could be wrong
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#3265589 - 06/10/13 08:00 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Go with the Merc fourstroke, you will not be disappointed. My 25 hp four stroke on my 16-48 grizzly tracker w ill push it about 27-28 mph according to GPS.Also quite and very easy on the gas.

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#3265595 - 06/10/13 08:06 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: woodyard]
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woodyard, you been to Garrett lately?
I been WHACKIN the bream.
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#3265607 - 06/10/13 08:16 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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I went out Sat and caught a few. Didn't get any bass just bluegill. There was about the most people out there I have ever seen since the opening day back about 1960. Lots of boats and bank fishers, but not too bad.

You and Man about ready to get up a trip to the White River for trout sometime this summer? I am still on to take y'all if you want to go sometime.

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#3265620 - 06/10/13 08:34 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: woodyard]
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Yeah I fished Wed. Thur. Fri. and Sunday.
Saturday was the only day I didn't fish.
Had to clean a BUNCH of bream.

They had an FFA tournament there Saturday from what I hear. \:D

Yep, I am ready for some trout too. \:D
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#3265726 - 06/10/13 11:02 PM Re: Boat motor question [Re: RUGER]
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My two stroke 25 hp Johnson runs like a top and pushes my 1648 SEARK at 30 with just me and my gear. With another person and their gear it runs 27-28. I love the two stroke. Lighter with plenty of power.
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