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Old 04-20-2010
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This is another one that you will probably get all kinds of opinions on. This is my 2 cents and that’s probably about all that its worth:

1. Depends on how fast you want to go and if you want to get up on plain. I personally like to get my dinghy up on plane when I get the chance, but most anchorages you won’t be doing that. I think for what you are looking for a 4-6 would be fine, plus they are cheaper.
2. I prefer 2 strokes because I think they have more power and they are a lot lighter. In remote areas you may find it easier to get a 2 stroke repaired than a 4.
3. For 2 strokes, I like my Mercury, but I think I would prefer a Yamaha down south. For 4 strokes, I always like Honda motors, but you may also have to take in consideration where you plan to cruise. I heard Yamaha and Nissans are much easier to find parts for in remote areas.
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