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Grassy1
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Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke

I've owned a 4 stroke Yamaha 90 for about a year now and love it.

Unfortunately, I'm looking to "upgrade" (if you call it that) to a bigger and different boat. (to a bayboat)

The 4 strokes seem easier to use and much quieter.

I've narrowed my search to 4's, but is there really that much difference?


Tiger 79
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke


And here we go!


Optimax FTMFW


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
Mechanically they don't have much in common.

I'm a 2 stroke fan, but the 4 strokes are great these days.



JAB528
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
I'm a four stroke fan.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
Fresh = 2
Salt = 4


Grassy1
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
What's the reputation of the Yamaha V-Max?

In about a 150...


El Josey Wales
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
Good motor


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
2 strokes will be gone in a few years over about 50hp IMO. 4 stroke reliability is just sooooo much better.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
Reliability? I would pick something else.


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34venture
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Buffer Zone
Member since Mar 2010
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
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Fresh = 2
Salt = 4



I have 2 for salt.


LouisianaChessie
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since May 2010
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
We've always had two strokes. Really and truly it's about what you're trying to do with the motor. We use ours to get up in shallow water and the two stroke obviously is better at that. Unless you are really using a two stroke and the difference would make a differnce in what youre doing id say the 4 stroke is better. Whatever you do don't get a noisy arse rattletrap mercury.























LouisianaChessie
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since May 2010
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
Our current motor is the v-max 200. Love it and have had 0 problems with it.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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Member since May 2012
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
just get a bigger 4 stroke yamaha

quote:

The 4 strokes seem easier to use and much quieter.



they are


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
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I have 2 for salt
I would too. That was just recs for others. other than being quiet, I pretty much hate everything else about a 4. Only way I ever own a 4 is on a party barge.


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Grassy1
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
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We use ours to get up in shallow water and the two stroke obviously is better at that.


obvious to you... please splain that to me...


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42585 posts

re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
2 strokes don't do much better than fours anymore except rev higher with exploding and weigh less.

I still love them though. The smell in the morning is worth the other bull shite to me


AboveGroundPool
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the basin
Member since Aug 2010
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
was told by a very good mechanic that 4 strokes are murch harder to work on fwiw, i don't have a preference, i like my opti but that sho hauls arse too


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34venture
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Member since Mar 2010
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
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The smell in the morning is worth the other bull shite to me


I do enjoy that sweet aroma in the marina.


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Boats n Hose
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NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
I hate having to fight with mine on a cold morning and all the damn smoke.

I probably won't have another 2 stroke motor


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Outboards: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke
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2 strokes don't do much better than fours anymore
If by don't do much better you mean they do everything better, then yeah, I agree with you.


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