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Old 14-08-2014, 09:16   #46
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Re: Need a New Dinghy Motor

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I'm near a busy marina gas dock for the season. I would guess 90% of outboards I see here are newish 4 stroke Yamahas.
yes thanks for that.

I am getting the Lehr today and trying this weekend at Catalina. if I like it I will keep it otherwise I am getting the Yamaha.
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Old 14-08-2014, 10:06   #47
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Your track of careless posts are destroying any credibility you might have on this forum.
Thanks. I am glad to know I had credibility before!
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Old 14-08-2014, 10:15   #48
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Ofer, I understand you want to buy one from a near by dealer but if you have any questions, just email me through my website. I love talking about these things!
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The EPA rules don't allow 2 strokes. If I have a 4 stroke, I'm not breaking any rules, which I need to justify because Exxon Valdez spilled oil in Alaska.
A 2 stroke dumps 30% of its tank of gasoline right into the water.
and the other less than 1%.
Pretty useless to reason with someone that can't tell the difference between the two, but then calling me a hypocrite made no sense either.
If a 2 stroke dumps 30% of it's tank... I wonder why I'm not covered with fuel after I use my weed wacker or chain saw?

On a another front, aren't the Evinrude ETEC engines computer controlled 2 strokes? Aren't they still being sold?
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Old 14-08-2014, 10:43   #50
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Cheechako, don't pay attention to this guy, he must have failed math, chemistry, physics, common sense in school to come up with these ridiculous numbers!
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If a 2 stroke dumps 30% of it's tank... I wonder why I'm not covered with fuel after I use my weed wacker or chain saw?

On a another front, aren't the Evinrude ETEC engines computer controlled 2 strokes? Aren't they still being sold?
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Thanks. I am glad to know I had credibility before!
I think most give CF posters the benefit of the doubt until the stupid starts.
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Old 14-08-2014, 14:03   #52
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Ofer, I understand you want to buy one from a near by dealer but if you have any questions, just email me through my website. I love talking about these things!
Thank you! yeah I needed it today. I also like to check it out and return it should major issues arise after this weekend.

I will try to let you know how it functioned by next week.
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I just walked off the dock and boat. Was running a tank of fuel through my 3 HP Yamaha two cycle outboard. It was totally rebuilt last week for $684.46. I picked it up from the shop this afternoon. I paid $500 for it barely used 17 years ago.
My 1990's 3hp yammie was dealer serviced only once. By a yammie dealer who, I think, had never worked on an o/b smaller than 150hp. $250 later I fixed it myself - put new membranes in the fuel pump for $20. In the abacos it was running roughly and wouldn't idle. I stopped at the local yammie repairman who was also working on a 150. Said he coudn't get to my engine for another week, but suggested I clean out BOTH carb jets and see if that worked. I didn't even know it had two jets. But I did what he said and it's run great ever since. Engines probably going on 15+ years, all in salt water...
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