Originally Posted by camaraderie
A 15hp 2 stroke
Yamaha suitable for powering a 10 ft. RIB
in a cruising situation weighs 79 lbs.
The 4 stroke
is 108 lbs. ...one is barely manageable...the other is not.
One can be fixed anywhere...many times by a modestly handy owner...the other cannot.
One pollutes a lot...the other pollutes a little bit.
Cruisers need a reliable, repairable, lightweight, pollution minimal choice in the 10-15hp range. Maybe someone will invent one. For cruising in the US there is no longer any choice.
I totally agree. The advantage of the lighter weight 2 stroke
15 hp Yamaha verse the 4 stroke
model was enough for me to purchase
the 2 stroke. The extra weight hanging from my davits
as well as handling the engine
when mounting was enough for me to go the 2 stroke route
. 100:1 oil
mix is a lot better than the 50:1. I also have a 2 stroke 4 hp Yamaha as well. Both are super reliable engines.