Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-02-2008, 17:12   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Boat: 1995 CATALINA 320 (missing my catamaran)
Posts: 189
Send a message via Skype™ to SurfNRG
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
A 15hp 2 stroke Yamaha suitable for powering a 10 ft. RIB in a cruising situation weighs 79 lbs.
The 4 stroke 15hp honda is 108 lbs. 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.

SurfNRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-02-2008, 17:32   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 70
Lake Tahoe Uses E-Tec on their Marine resource boats its all about the new CARB ratings and E-tec gets as good as they are giving right now .
This From a Merc 4 stroke guy

Divecoz is offline   Reply With Quote

2 stroke

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pactor III becoming illegal???? tomj Marine Electronics 3 29-11-2006 08:38

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:51.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.