RL24, RL28, and RL34 Trailable Yachts
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Replying to:2 stroke vs 4 stroke motors
The survey is showing that most new motors on RLs are 4 stroke. In the search for a replacement for my old motor, most dealers say that there is now little difference between the 2 and 4 stroke motors in noise and fuel consumption compared to those of 10 years ago, and the 2 strokes are half the price of the 4 strokes. And the 2 strokes are much lighter which is very important when the weight is located right at the aft end of the boat. Unfortunately, the Honda 15 hp, the lightest and quietest of the 4 strokes, no longer fits an RL28 well because of the redesigned cowling, and Ken Fraser's experiences with Tohatsu suggests other models will have the same issue. Has anyone done a side-by-side comparison of equivalent 2 and 4 strokes for an RL28 or seen a recent review that could help me with my decision?