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  1. #11
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    Oct 2003

    Re: Outboard motor question

    my 2 cents yamaha no doubt

  2. #12
    MTI / MTI-V VIP Member Tim G.'s Avatar
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    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Re: Outboard motor question

    Now that I have woven myself into the world of outboards (I work for Evinrude), I can certainly be of assistance.

    Ironman- PM me your phone number if you like and I'll give you a call.

    Two Stroke Vs 4 Stroke------
    The 4 stroke myth was accomplished via good marketing by Yamaha....

    To those that think they want a 4 stroke- Ask yourself "Why do I want a 4 stroke?" You probably won't have a good solid answer.
    4 strokes are:
    -more $$ to purchase
    -WAY more maintenance, time and cost
    -Much heavier
    - Less HP and Torque (for some reason people think 4 stroke has torque- WRONG)
    -Shorter service life.

    Some 4 strokes get decent economy and are quiet.
    FYI- The new "Virado"... gets the same fuel economy as the OMC 300 V8 in 1987!!!!!!!

    Ya'll remember that I am always here to help.

    TIM G.

  3. #13
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    Sep 2003

    Re: Outboard motor question

    check out the testimonial:

    e-tec/media & praise/testimonials

  4. #14
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    Mar 2002
    Annapolis/1000 Islands

    Re: Outboard motor question

    Both are good engines.

    I would go for the carbed Yamaha- I feel more comfortable working on a simple engine thats harder to screw up. Yes it may be noisier, smokier and burn more, but a proven design that works. That being said, I run a 150 HPDI to work in the summer- I think direct injection 2 strokes are great.

    Not knocking the E-Tec...I would not hesitate in the right application, but I would also like to see them around a little longer before I make a good decision...same for the Verado. Or any new product for that matter.

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