Re: Outboard vs I/O


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Posted by Mike R. Cole on May 27, 2003 at 11:23:17:

In Reply to: Outboard vs I/O posted by shopper on March 02, 2003 at 14:39:47:

These are the facts you needs to consider:

Outboards performs better, weighs less, and require less maintanence.

The I/O is heavy, does not produce as much power for the weight, and is a fire hazard due to gasoline inside a closed engine box. I/O's also tend to have constant maintanence problems with the outdrive unit. I/O's previously had a fuel efficiency advantage due to the 4-sroke motor but now the outboards come that way also so the advantage is gone. Also, some of the new high pressure 2-stroke outboards are very efficient.


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