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Small Outboards / Power to Weight 2 vs 4

Tom Brown

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Wow.
Why are the newer motors so much heavier???
... because everyone wants a 4 stroke or a direct injected 2 stroke.

A Merc 2.5l can put out 300+hp and weighs in at 175# (powerhead only).

As amazing as they were, we will all soon be engulfed in ocean because of them. Personally, I feel that's a small price to pay.
 

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Agreed...

Trailer Boats Mag did a 50HP comparison in their Aug 09 issue. Link
Good info, but that's all on a 16' boat where weight of a 50 doesn't play a huge factor.. on a 10'er it does..

thanks for the link though. :)

Rd
 

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How about a Big Johnson :D. Might be a good idea if there was more than 4 or 5 ever built.
 

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STV_Keith

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Those didn't live so well, but definitely a cool hot rod!
 

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Those didn't live so well, but definitely a cool hot rod!
Didn't you have some rotaries @ some point? Something about a snomobile rotary - thought I saw some pics somewhere.
 

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Ahh. Somebody over @ S&F posted some pics that you were asking for - or something. I probably got it confused :D.
 
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