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#11 marinheiro

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:05 AM

I do not think weight is a big deal in this power range, a the Suzuki DF2.5 is 12.5kgs, a Yamaha 2hp 2 stroke is 9.8 kg.

Much bigger difference once you get up to the 9.9hp models.

The main things I like about the 4 stroke is not having to mess around with pre-mix and not leaving an oily trail.That being said if I want to go fast/some distance I will swap over to the old 2 stroke oil injected 9.9 Suzuki  :razz:  The down side of the single cylinder 4 strokes is they need a bit of grunt to start, to overcome the compression. My wife cannot start the 2.5 Suzuki because of this.


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#12 wheels

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 05:25 PM

Depends on if you have to carry it up a steep hill or not ;-)
Yep certainly not having to mix the oil is a plus, but it was never much of a hassle either. I used a Synthetic oil and that meant I could use less oil, which made a massive difference to the starting and running and most importantly, no smoke, nor oil on the water.


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#13 harrytom

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

litle honda 2.3 are great air cooled motors,bit on the heavy side if carrying a distance but never had a starting issue,the thing to watch out for is water getting up in the housing,the centrifugal clutch doesnt like it.


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#14 Above-the-Fold

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:03 AM

Weight isn't a great issue; only comes into play getting it off the stern rail and onto the dinghy. But I don't much like mixing the oil and gas, which is why I want a 4-stroke. The current 4-stroke Honda seems to start pretty easily but I don't think my wife has ever tried it so I dunno if she could. But then that might apply to a 2-stroke as well ... she's a smallish person. 

 

But thanks to all. Some good thoughts and advice.


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 03:59 AM

Just got an Email from Safety at Sea.
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Suzuki DF2.5 portable outboard is the lightest Suzuki 4-stroke on the market!
WAS $1,299 
 NOW $999

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 09:57 AM

Suzuki DF2.5 portable outboard is the lightest Suzuki 4-stroke on the market!
WAS $1,299


Would seem more meaningful if it were the lightest 4 stroke on the market. Be surprising if it weren't lighter than other Suzuki 4 strokes given it's the smallest they sell...
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