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Old 07-03-2010, 14:22   #16
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I'm going to go back to a two stroke for a couple of reasons. First, I can get a used Nissan/Tohatsu/Yamaha 8 hp and it weighs app. 60lbs vs. my new 4hp Yamaha that weighs app. 52lbs (with fuel in it). Second, the two strokes are twin cylinder and they run a LOT smoother. Mixing gas just ain't a big deal, and the 4 strokes just seem unnecessarily complicated.

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Old 07-03-2010, 16:06   #17
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Originally Posted by slomotion View Post

... I consider davits to be among the most desireable cruising upgrades...
In this context - yes. But you have the option of going for a light dink and a light outboard and foregoing the davits. Good solution for the smaller boat.


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