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    Default 15 hp direct injection 2 stroke?

    (or maybe even a 9.9) Is anybody making such an animal yet?

    I'm looking for a new outboard and the 4 strokes are just too darn heavy for what I want to be able to do with it.

    I've tried surfing the major manufacturer websites and the direct injection 2 strokes all look to be 40HP and above.

    Anybody have other information?

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    I know Mercury does not make the Optimax this small. Not sure about the ETEC but I think they are only in the larger sizes.
    I wouldnt discount the Yamaha 2 strokes. They are lightweight and ultra dependable and fairly cheap.
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    Default but will they be kenai legal?

    the yamahas?

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    No they would not be legal under the new guidelines.
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    Doesn't mean you can't buy and use one. All those regs mean that in the future you won't be able to buy one from a dealer. So you CAN still buy a 2 stroke yamaha... just get em before they are gone.

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    Default 15HP Direct Injection 2 stroke?

    I checked the boat display at N-way mall and didn't see anything like that in the lower HP's (mostly interested in a 15HP)

    I could have sworn I saw manufacturer that had one, but now checking all I can think of (Yamaha, Honda, Mercury, Evinrude, Johnson, Tohatsu)....

    all I'm finding is 4 strokes and standard (Kenai illegal next year) 2 strokes.....

    I think a 15 HP 4 stroke would be too heavy on the back of my Grumman sport boat

    anybody else have any info?

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    The only reasonably light 4 stroke is the tohatsu 9.9 horse, which goes 80 pounds.

    Another downside of small 4 strokes is you need to be careful how you position them when off the boat, as the crankcase oil will leak out of stored in the wrong position.

    I believe the direct inject technology is difficult to scale down, and hence a small direct inject two stroke would likely be as heavy and possibly more expensive than a 4 stroke. But give it time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    The only reasonably light 4 stroke is the tohatsu 9.9 horse, which goes 80 pounds.

    Another downside of small 4 strokes is you need to be careful how you position them when off the boat, as the crankcase oil will leak out of stored in the wrong position.

    I believe the direct inject technology is difficult to scale down, and hence a small direct inject two stroke would likely be as heavy and possibly more expensive than a 4 stroke. But give it time.
    I agree with Paul exactly. Just go buy a Yammer and be done with it... can't go wrong. Second choice would be the Tohatsu. Just my 2-cents worth.

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