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#3301003 - 07/24/13 05:09 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Hollar Hunter]
CR500AFX
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The 2 stroke will have more horsepower per cc of displacement than the 4 stroke. However, the 4 stroke will have more torque and will me more fuel efficient. I, personally, like the simplicity of the 2 stroke and am an EPA rebel. Long Live the 2 Stroke.
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#3301006 - 07/24/13 05:11 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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I have a yamaha 115 2 stroke on my personal boat and never had reasons to complain, but we have a 4 stroke yammy 20hp tiller on a work boat and we just put a brand new 4 stroke yammy 90hp on another......4 stroke IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO. Quite and fuel efficient and actually, we had a 115 johnson on the boat that we just put the new yammy on. I can't say for sure because I did'nt have my gps, but I swear the 90 pushes the boat faster than the old 115.
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#3301026 - 07/24/13 05:22 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Hollar Hunter]
caretaker
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Have you considered an air cooled disel? Jokin

never had a 4 stroke. had 6 evenrude 9.9 merc 18 evenrude 50 merc on boats I have owned in the past and now have a 40 evenrude on a 14 ft fiber glass trihull. There should be a max hp rating tag on your boat. I would not go more than 10hp above that.
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#3301027 - 07/24/13 05:22 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Hollar Hunter]
Meathunter73
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Had both. I'd go with the 4 it's worth the extra $
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#3301037 - 07/24/13 05:36 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Meathunter73]
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I had a 2 stroke 15hp Yamaha and that motor would flat out run. Never had any issues out of it. It would push my 14 ft jon boat right at 28 mph with me in it only. It was more than enough power for the light jon boat. I had a 15 hp Evinrude and the drive shaft broke and a 6 hp Evinrude that would run great and then slow down after about 5 minutes at WOT. I have a 90hp Yamaha 4 stroke now and it runs great. It drinks fuel faster than the smaller motors, but then again I'm going 15 to 20 mph faster. When you get a motor, make sure it's a Yamaha. They are built better and last. On a small boat like yours, I'd go with a 2 stroke 15hp Yamaha. It will set you back about $1000, but they are worth every penny.
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#3301340 - 07/24/13 10:17 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Craddock1]
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 Originally Posted By: Craddock1
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.
25 horse is the smallest jet pump they make. The h.p. at the nozzle would be about 17 with a 25 h.p. motor. A new jet pump would set you back about $1700.

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#3301345 - 07/24/13 10:25 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Hollar Hunter]
DBLAARCHERY
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I have a 2 stroke yamaha 90hp and love it \:\)

but that being said I wish it was a 4 stroke...What ever you get do your research before buying...I did and found out that yamaha and Suzuki make awesome, dependable motors...
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#3301347 - 07/24/13 10:27 PM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: Model70Man]
DBLAARCHERY
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I had a 2 stroke 15hp Yamaha and that motor would flat out run. Never had any issues out of it. It would push my 14 ft jon boat right at 28 mph with me in it only. It was more than enough power for the light jon boat. I had a 15 hp Evinrude and the drive shaft broke and a 6 hp Evinrude that would run great and then slow down after about 5 minutes at WOT. I have a 90hp Yamaha 4 stroke now and it runs great. It drinks fuel faster than the smaller motors, but then again I'm going 15 to 20 mph faster. When you get a motor, make sure it's a Yamaha. They are built better and last. On a small boat like yours, I'd go with a 2 stroke 15hp Yamaha. It will set you back about $1000, but they are worth every penny.
as I just posted I have a 2 stroke, but I wouldn't own anything other than a Yamaha...
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#3301382 - 07/25/13 12:29 AM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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Well before asking, I already was leaning toward a Merc or Yamaha. Seems like a lot here like the Yamaha motors. Seems kind of split between 2 and 4 stroke. Almost might lean toward a 4 stroke now but not completely decided yet. Thanks everyone for the input. Plenty of time ahead as I save some cash for a good motor. Most likely won't get one till some time next year. Right now I have a 5 hp Briggs 4 stroke and a 7 hp Sears 2 stroke and I haven't got the Sears to run yet (it sat for a while). Was given to me by a guy I met fishing who had no desire for the motor. It's an old one too. Both motors are air cooled but the Sears has an impeller to cool the lower part of the motor... hope I can get her running good, to hold me over for a bigger motor. I would anticipate roughly 7 mph out of the Briggs 5 horse but haven't tried yet - need to check for faulty fuel pump on the briggs.
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#3301393 - 07/25/13 12:53 AM Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke [Re: catman529]
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I have a 97 model 25hp Yamaha 2 stroke I bought new. never had a problem.
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