Originally Posted by funjohnson
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...