Posted by Kerry Grissett on March 09, 2006 at 17:55:26:
In Reply to: Re: why not ? posted by Shad Lips on March 09, 2006 at 15:49:19:
Sorry Shad Lips, but those "smoke and mirrors" 4 stroke engine manufacturers are the some of the same ones who also produce 2-stroke engines. 4-cycle (4-stoke) engines have been around MANY years. The only thing new or relatively new about them is the application of 4-cycle engines to outboard marine motors. Go down to the coast and see how many 4-stroke engines you see.
One point which has kept some away from 4-strokes is the added weight. Another is the fact that currently most 4-strokes don't get out of "the hole" as fast as some larger bore/longer stroke 2-cycle engines. I think this is due to low end torque being generally lower in 4-strokes as opposed to 2-strokes. However, for MOST people who only want a reliable motor that costs less to run and maintain, the 4-stroke beats the 2-stroke hands down.
Of course, this is just my opinion but I think there is a wealth of unbiased information out there that will support my view.
Good luck and good fishin'
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