Outboard Boat Motors - 2 stroke or 4 stroke?

Outboard Boat Motors

Buying a new or used boat? Here are some benefits of 2 stroke and 4 stroke outboard motors.

2 Stroke Boat Motors

  • Typically they are lighter when compared to their 4 stroke counterparts
  • accelerate quicker and more performance generally
  • less expensive than 4 stroke
  • easier to work on
  • high demand =  easier for resale
  • plentiful parts, both new and used
  • simple design. Less to go wrong.

4 Stroke Boat Motors

  • quieter and smoother than 2 strokes
  • better fuel economy
  • great for trolling
  • less pollution
  • very reliable
  • less spark plug fouling
  • the way all outboard motors will be in the future