Originally Posted by sww914
I was pretty sure that I was making a mistake when I bought a 20 year old 2-stroke Nissan 9.9 with almost no hours on it. I really wanted a new 4-stroke.
I was wrong. I am one of few around here who's engine always starts on the first pull. I am one of few who can both plane the dinghy with 3 people in it and be able to carry the outboard around by myself.
My only mistake was doubting my decision.
I recently bought a new 6HP 4 stroke Tohatsu for my fishing boat. The reason I bought a 4 stroke is that carburettor equipped 2 strokes are not allowed on Lake Tahoe. Some time back a bill was introduced to ban 2 strokes on any body of water that eventually ended up in a water supply. The bill was defeated, but not by much, IIRC. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see that bill re-introduced again.
I have had many 2 strokes and would have bought a new one except for the above.