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I just thought I would toss this out for wreck'ed.boats consumption and
see what opinions is here. We are looking at a small pontoon to use
mainly as a fishing boat. The wife like the idea of having a small
"couch" like seat for her confort. and it will be nice and roomy with
the kids on board.

One of the local dealers has a nice little 20 footer that I think will
fit the bill rather nicely. I am going to go with one of two power
options. Either a 50hp four stroke Yamaha or a 60hp two stroke Yamaha.

I can get the 50 four stroke for $250 less the the 60 two stroke. I am
not worried about the 10hp difference or the $250 bucks. Speed is not s
issue either. Sound levels are important. (I need to look that up)
So considering these facts.

What would you go with?

And why?

Capt Jack R..


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Having previously owned both a four stroke ( Suzuki) and now still owning
two... two-stroke Yamahas (a 40 and a 50)... Go with the four stroke for
peace and quiet on a pontoon. You won't notice that the engine is on with a
four stroke.. Two strokes still have lots of advantages for my boats, but
quiet isn't one of them ( even though they are very quiet, compared to a
just a few years ago engines )..RichG TX

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Jack Redington wrote:
I just thought I would toss this out for wreck'ed.boats consumption and
see what opinions is here. We are looking at a small pontoon to use
mainly as a fishing boat. The wife like the idea of having a small
"couch" like seat for her confort. and it will be nice and roomy with
the kids on board.

One of the local dealers has a nice little 20 footer that I think will
fit the bill rather nicely. I am going to go with one of two power
options. Either a 50hp four stroke Yamaha or a 60hp two stroke Yamaha.

I can get the 50 four stroke for $250 less the the 60 two stroke. I am
not worried about the 10hp difference or the $250 bucks. Speed is not s
issue either. Sound levels are important. (I need to look that up)
So considering these facts.

What would you go with?

And why?

Capt Jack R..


I'd go with the four stroke. I have a Yamaha 115 4-stroke. It's
quieter than my previous 50hp Yamaha 2-stroke. The 50 was a great
motor and the noise wasn't excessive by an means. The 50 was about 10
years old though, so I don't know if that's a fair comparison.

I think you'll also find that the 4-stroke consumes less fuel. It may
not be much of a difference though on a small motor, but it can't hurt.


Another reason is that the last time that I looked, the 4-stroke had a
longer warranty.

The dealer should be able to tell you how much speed you'll be giving
up. If you don't mind the loss of 10 hp, I don't think you can go
wrong with the 4-stroke.

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Shortwave Sportfishing wrote:
On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 02:57:06 GMT, Jack Redington
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I just thought I would toss this out for wreck'ed.boats consumption and
see what opinions is here. We are looking at a small pontoon to use
mainly as a fishing boat. The wife like the idea of having a small
"couch" like seat for her confort. and it will be nice and roomy with
the kids on board.

One of the local dealers has a nice little 20 footer that I think will
fit the bill rather nicely. I am going to go with one of two power
options. Either a 50hp four stroke Yamaha or a 60hp two stroke Yamaha.

I can get the 50 four stroke for $250 less the the 60 two stroke. I am
not worried about the 10hp difference or the $250 bucks. Speed is not s
issue either. Sound levels are important. (I need to look that up)
So considering these facts.

What would you go with?



etec.


And why?



its not a four stroke, its new technology, lighter, faster and more
betterer.

Thanks. but in this exercise I will be going with one of the two options
I specified.

Capt Jack R..
many thanks who have responded thus far, the four stroke is currently
winning.

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Shortwave Sportfishing wrote:

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 00:19:43 GMT, Jack Redington
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Shortwave Sportfishing wrote:

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 02:57:06 GMT, Jack Redington
wrote:



I just thought I would toss this out for wreck'ed.boats consumption and
see what opinions is here. We are looking at a small pontoon to use
mainly as a fishing boat. The wife like the idea of having a small
"couch" like seat for her confort. and it will be nice and roomy with
the kids on board.

One of the local dealers has a nice little 20 footer that I think will
fit the bill rather nicely. I am going to go with one of two power
options. Either a 50hp four stroke Yamaha or a 60hp two stroke Yamaha.

I can get the 50 four stroke for $250 less the the 60 two stroke. I am
not worried about the 10hp difference or the $250 bucks. Speed is not s
issue either. Sound levels are important. (I need to look that up)
So considering these facts.

What would you go with?


etec.



And why?


its not a four stroke, its new technology, lighter, faster and more
betterer.


Thanks. but in this exercise I will be going with one of the two options
I specified.

Capt Jack R..
many thanks who have responded thus far, the four stroke is currently
winning.



well, it's up to you, but you will be making a mistake.

i forgot to mention etecs are quieter than four strokes.

Could be true :-) I do thank you for your input.

As I would also like to thank infisherman, gfretwell, richg
The boat I am currently looking at is already rigged for Yamahdog :-)
Not sure if they sell etecs.

I will look into them.

Capt Jack R..

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