Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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Re: Repair 4 hp two stroke ?
I don't understand the quandry....repair for $70 and use it, or spend 1300 on a new one with no idle adjustment, prone to ethanol issues, no factory support, etc, etc. For me, I would repair the old one, bank the savings or pay down my mortgage.
Just read here on issues folks are having with brand new out of the box engines.
You are in the wrong hobby/lifestyle if you have issues with exhaust. Sailing for the most part requires some sort of ICE to get you to and from the sailing, and to help you out of danger when the wind dies completely, unless your boat is small enough and close enough to the water to row.
The decision is yours but $1200 saved by using the old engine could be donated to the carbon cause of your choice, put in the bank or buy food for those less fortunate than you.
No brainer in my book, but YMMV
best of luck