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Postby Jeremyfisher » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:03 pm

Has anyone any views on the advantages or disadvantages of a 4HP 4 stroke against a 2 stroke please?

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Re: Outboards

Postby jerryevans » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:31 pm

Hi Simon.
On my own boats I have used a 4, 6 and 8 hp twostrokes and a smaller fourstroke as a backup and for the inflateable. A 5 hp Honda was used in 2015. It was quite heavy to handle and the prop pitch a little too coarse for me, the boat would not go slowly enough when required. That would be simple to change to a finer one, then performance would suit me better. I very much appreciate the simplicity and relatively light weight of twostroke engines but fuel efficiency and noise is the price. Twostrokes are also much easier to stow, ie. either side up, although I have read one manufacturer has solved this problem already. You will already know that only fourstroke engines can be bought new. As twostroke engines have very few moving parts keeping them going is only limited by spares availability, but buying a pig in a poke may not be very difficult! Not much new info. here Simon, hope it helps.
Money no object, I don't know what decision I would make, that is not a choice likely to arise, however a new Rocna has been added to Tropical Kitt's inventry. Wow, what an improvement, sets every time, first time, so far.
Cheers, Jerry in Cumbria, just back from near Kippford.
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Re: Outboards

Postby Jeremyfisher » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:28 pm

Anyone interested in my Mariner 4HP 2 stroke long shaft motor?

Regularly serviced, new prop last year.

Asking about £250.00

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Re: Outboards

Postby Roger Stone » Mon May 21, 2018 10:27 am

Hi
Ive just purchased a Prelude and need an engine. I bought a 5hp Mercury but its far too heavy for me to manhandle - especially getting it off the bracket. I will be returning it to the dealer.
Is the Mariner 4hp two stroke still for sale?
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Re: Outboards

Postby Jeremyfisher » Mon May 21, 2018 11:21 pm

Hi Roger,

I left my two stroke with Martin Hall, of EWS outboards. He is based at West Somerton and what he doesn't know about outboards is not worth knowing. I bought my new one from him. He may still have mine there (it was a very good motor), if not he always has some good used motors for sale. Give him a ring on 07880 517165 or 01493 394024.

What Prelude have you bought and where do you keep it? Be good to meet up sometime.

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Re: Outboards

Postby Roger Stone » Wed May 23, 2018 9:57 am

Hi Simon - sorry I can't work out where to find your surname.
Thanks for the info on your old outboard I will give him a ring.
I live in Claxton Norfolk NR14 7AS.
I purchased Windsong over the winter - sail number 34 - I'm not sure what age that makes her. She came with an outboard but it wasn't serviceable.
Windsong was in a grotty condition - not used for 4 years - I've started to clean her up - the gel coat has been painted.
I keep her on a lovely mooring called Langley Dyke which is on the Yare.

I'm new to Forums, it seems to me more logical if the latest post is at the top. Any way, what do I know.
Where are you based?

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Re: Outboards

Postby Jeremyfisher » Wed May 23, 2018 3:14 pm

We are based at Womack Water. We don't get down to the Southern Broads! No 34 will be quite old. Jeremy Fisher is No 507 and was built in 1993, made by Pegasus.
Windsong would have been built by Ridgeway.
Do keep in touch if there is anything you need to know! There is a lot of Prelude expertise on here!!
Hope Martin can help you out. He is brilliant with outboards.

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