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Old 03-03-2013, 21:09   #31
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Re: How Many have Tenders that Consume more Fuel than the Mother Ship?

Don't the etec Evinrudes start at 25hp? That is just two horsepower less than my aux engine in the sailboat.
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Don't the etec Evinrudes start at 25hp? That is just two horsepower less than my aux engine in the sailboat.
Still, they are 2-stroke and outperform 4-stroke. The only reason that the old 2-strokes have a bad rep is because they are made to be cheap.. The 2-stroke technology can be developed further than 4-stroke, which does not come as a surprise for engineers.

The reason they are not made in smaller sizes is that they assume there won't be a market for because of price, which is provably correct, as I read so many "want for free" posts here.

p.s. many cruisers have 15-30hp outboards...
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Re: How Many have Tenders that Consume more Fuel than the Mother Ship?

I'd love to be upset about my tenders fuel usage...
My dingy has oars....
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My 3.5hp 2 stroke on the dinghy uses about 2l per hour wide open, and as it has a centrifugal clutch, that's the only way it pushes.

The 8hp 2 stroke on the mother uses about 1L at 1/3 throttle, which is how I use it, but 4l wide open, if I want full speed. The Heads of the bay here run a > 6 knot current at full swing so there are times I might want the extra... If I got stuck on the wrong side. Also handy for emptying the tender through its transom valve after rain by towing it at full pelt for a couple of minutes. I can tow it much faster than it will goon it's own ! (Unless I put the 8 obit... Then it flies)
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