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#3300599 - 07/24/13 09:55 AM 2 stroke or 4 stroke
catman529
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Eventually I should have enough saved up to buy a used outboard around 20 hp for my 13 ft v-hull. Thinking ahead here, should I go with a 2 or 4 cycle motor? A 4 stroke would be more fuel efficient right? But a 2 stroke has more power and less weight which I also would like. What would you go with?
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#3300618 - 07/24/13 10:08 AM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: catman529]
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I can't say anything bad about a 4 stroke outboard because I have never had one. On the other hand, I have had 4 different two stroke motors in my life. All Evinrude or Johnson. A 18hp, 80hp, 9.9hp and 25hp that I have now. I can't say anything bad about those either because I have never had a problem with any of them. For me personally, I would go with a lighter motor because of some of the areas I fish can get shallow and the less draft the boat has the further I can get into my hallowed waters. I don't think you could go wrong either way. Maybe someone that has had both will chime in.
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#3300624 - 07/24/13 10:13 AM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Dbllunger]
catman529
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Yeah I forgot about shallow waters. Definitely need to go shallow sometimes. Plus a 2 stroke smells good. I'll see what others have to weigh in. Thanks
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#3300635 - 07/24/13 10:26 AM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: catman529]
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4 stroke for sure and not sure where you get info that a 2 stroke has more power.
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#3300690 - 07/24/13 11:28 AM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Headhunter]
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2 stroke for weight and cost.
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#3300732 - 07/24/13 12:20 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: SilverFox]
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4 stroke,love em
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#3300939 - 07/24/13 03:39 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Football Hunter]
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Love my 4 stroke. No mixing oil and gas and it is whisper quiet. I would reccomend a 25 or 35 with a jet lower unit. Mine is a 15 and when I broke the lower unit I could not get a jet lower unit that small.
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#3300942 - 07/24/13 03:41 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Craddock1]
catman529
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I think a 35 on a 13 ft aluminum boat might be over kill. Should I go with 20 or 25?
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#3300973 - 07/24/13 04:27 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: catman529]
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One of my friends has a 25 on a 14 ft flat bottom and it does pretty good.
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#3300993 - 07/24/13 04:55 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
I think a 35 on a 13 ft aluminum boat might be over kill. Should I go with 20 or 25?


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