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Was on small outboards.com and saw this

http://www.smalloutboards.com/n5001.htm

I am very tempted to switch my merc 40 4 stroke (240 lbs) out on my dolphin super skiff. I would gain ten hp and lose almost 90lbs. Any thoughts on this motor, good idea, bad idea? I'm looking for some advice please share if you have an opinion.
 

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Sure, always have an opinion.
Whether or not you find it useful, who knows?

Keep the 4 stroke, ignore the 2 stroke.
Better gas mileage, less expense to run, you already own it,
increasing hp by 25% will not make that big a difference in top speed
and no difference at crusing speed of about 4200 rpm.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I most likely will end up keeping my motor because I don't think I could come up with the cash very quickly. I was just temped by that weight reduction. 155lbs for a fifty horse is great I wish they still made motors that light.
 
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