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My outboard has taken a crap on me and it is time for a new one. In the market for a 25 HP outboard for my boat. Was thinking of a two stroke because of the weight. Any suggestions or insight? Trying to keep it under 4000$ on the price. Thanks , Greg


  • samsiam74samsiam74 Posts: 2,215 Captain
    Used 4 stroke is the way to go... Don't think I'll ever own another 2 stroke....

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  • bswivbswiv Posts: 8,279 Admiral
    samsiam74 wrote: »
    Used 4 stroke is the way to go... Don't think I'll ever own another 2 stroke....

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    What he said here makes a lot of sense.
  • southboundchickensouthboundchicken Posts: 711 Officer
    I personally prefer the mercury 25 hp 2 stroke. You have a better power to weight ratio and for skinny water ditch dweller guys like me that need to keep it as light as possible every little bit helps.... I did have a 06 merc 25 hp 4 stroke for a short period of time but sold it and went back to 2 stroke as it just wasnt as peppy as the 2 stroke and was hard to tilt due to handle placement and the fact my poling platform interfered with the motion but was otherwise a nice motor that sipped fuel
  • SpongkingSpongking Posts: 959 Officer
    Suzuki makes a sick little 25hp 4stroke n they are pretty light. Take a peek
  • model14model14 JacksonvillePosts: 1,035 Officer
    I have a 1988 Mercury 25 HP on my boat that still runs and starts perfectly. My opinion is for a low HP motor, the 2 stroke is still the way to go. Lighter, cheaper, and less moving parts to go bad.
  • NaClWaterNaClWater Posts: 8 Deckhand
    I have a 25 hp honda tiller on my boat (2004). I absolutely love it!!! Unless, I have to do maintenance on it, or have to deal with the three! Yes three carbs on a 25 up motor! I generally fish the creeks, or, weather permitting, the jetties in Fernandina. Gas consumption w the 4 stroke is considerably less, than the 25 Johnson 2 stroke I used to run. In my opinion, if you have 4000$ to spend, and are leaning towards a two stroke for weight, there are lots of them out there, good luck, and please let us know what you decided on.
  • rookiemistakerookiemistake Posts: 1,177 Officer
    What size boat?i put a 4 stroke 20 honda to replace a 2 stroke merc 25 and the extra weight killed the speed. A used mercury 25 2 stroke is about the best motor and cost used is about $1500. The lightest 4 stroke is a suzuki 20 or 25 i think.i did a bunch of research when i blew my merc 25.the honda didnt have anything on the 2004 mercury i had .those older 2 stroke mercs are fast and get on plane quick...
    Plus boathouse on beach has replacement parts

    Ask for the motor only probably get a deal on this

  • elpollolocoelpolloloco JACKSONVILLEPosts: 310 Deckhand
    The boat is a sixteen foot stumpjumper. It is rated for up to a 35 hp and 650 lbs. I am rather chunky these days and so is my buddy, so I do not want to overdo it. The evinrude 25 I had on worked fine until it had a structural failure.
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