To do Nissan or not

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by formerWAflyfisher, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. formerWAflyfisher

    formerWAflyfisher Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    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.
     

  3. formerWAflyfisher

    formerWAflyfisher Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. GoldSpoon

    GoldSpoon I Love microskiff.com!

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    That's a really good reliable motor, I'd do it if you get everything lined up.