Originally posted by BluFin
With the Hi performace 2 stroke range in it's final stage. What if anything is the designated replacement.
Sure I have seen & read a few bits on Scream & Fly but it all seems a little foggy.
looking at the weights of the engines by going to 4 stoke (Coal Burner) it weighs 1/2 as much again over the 2 stroke (Oil Burner).
Any ideas as to any high performace plans with the coal burners to overcome the extra weight & service penalties (far more complex to work on)
We all know about the enviromental issue that drove this but, does it have to be so HEAVY ????
I am not convinced that the 2 stroke has had its day.
The Evinrude reps now have data provided by (I think) the US Environmental Protection Agency which demonstrate that their emissions are similar, or less than, equivalent 4 stroke out boards. The reasons are a combination of smarter technology and crucially a "like for like" emissions calculation. This refers to the fact that when comparing emissions the EPA now include a value for dumping the oil in a 4 stroke when it is changed. All this suggests to me that 2 strokes will not be legislated off the water.
Our 250 Etec uses no more fuel than the BF 225 Honda it replaced, and it weighs about 55kgs less.