Originally Posted by Tris
Are the carbon ones weaker than stainless ones.?
So to save a bit of money on stainless ones and get carbon you would replace carbon more often.
Its an high hour engine, so replacement by service instruction.
What hours do you intend to put in a season?
If you are cruising offshore certainly i would choose OEM.
If your a inshore racer and smoke your engine on a regular basis take non OEM, whatever kind of material they are made.
2 stroke outboard engines these days are very reliable.
Dont f*ck with the Optimax or other DI types, it will hit you in the back, thats my idea.