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|05-14-2009 11:53 AM|
The motor mount probably says that because for the maximum HP it is rated for, the four-stroke motor will be considerably heavier than the two-stroke version, and it will break under the weight and force of the four-stroke motor. Unless you're close to the maximum weight and HP for the bracket, using a smaller four-stroke on it should not be an issue. For instance, if you have a bracket that is rated for up to a 10 HP two-stroke motor or 100 lbs., putting a 9.9 HP four-stroke motor on it, that weighs over 100 lbs. is probably a bad idea. But I would be seriously surprised if that same bracket couldn't handle a 8 HP four-stroke motor that is 85 lbs.
Johnson apparently still makes a two-stroke motor. The four-stroke motors are far more fuel efficient and usually quieter than the two-stroke variants, but a bit heavier.
|05-14-2009 09:04 AM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Does anyone make good 2strokes?
|05-14-2009 08:28 AM|
|sailingdog||Tohatsu makes a nice small four-stroke outboard.|
|05-14-2009 08:10 AM|
Where to get a good deal on a new outboard
I live in Chesapeake Beach, MD and fairly central to all the western shore marinas and boating centers, but I don't know where to go to get the best deal on an outboard. My boat has an old 9.9 Yactwin by Evinrude that may have seen its last days. I want to replace it with something that is going to be reliable.