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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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