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Old 10-19-2018, 04:01 AM   #701
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So's, how come semi-tractors pulling a 53' van trailer with a gross vehicle weight of up to 40-tons always have a diesel 4-stroke engine as opposed to a gasoline 2-stroke engine?

Like, what the h was they thinking when they went and got two Evinrude 2-strokes, which are actually very, very expensive ...... but just no good for pushing along a huge, heavy barge like The Dive?
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:36 AM   #702
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For many years until recently the Detroit Diesel was a 2 stroke that made plenty of power. The 6V71, 8V71, and 8V92 were 2 strokes used to power many trucks, boats, and a lot of fire apparatus. Many fire trucks and boats still use them. They fell out of favor with over the road trucks because of tighter emission restrictions.

The Evinrude Etec is a very good outboard. It has an auto winterization feature fogs the engines itself in minutes, with no trip to the dealer.

An Evinrude E-TEC engine does not require belts, camshafts or exhaust valves, which means there are fewer parts to wear down or malfunction than a four--stroke outboard.

I have owned them in the past and found the Etec to be quiet and smooth and almost maintenance free.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:26 AM   #703
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Oh well ….. what with the big, big, high cost of a new 250hp outboard …. seems very likely The Dive will cross their arms and legs, cross all their fingers and toes ….and hope to high heaven …. their Evinrude E-Tec 250's be will good enough to get it moving good with two new and different propellers installed to replace what they have …. just got to give it a trial run ….. and think positive Evinrude thoughts!


Evinrude, Yes! …… Honda, No! ….. Evinrude, Yes! ….. Honda, No! ….. Evinrude, Yes! ….. Honda, No! ........ etcetera, etcetera, etcetera ….. and just a-keepa think'n this …… Evinrude, Yes! ….. Honda, No! …… get the message!


And, if the Evinrudes make the high heat buzzer sound up, what with the new props ..... or, they just don't cut it or something ..... there's always that 'Cash for Clunkers' program with the federal EPA .... just what got the Mount Washington their two new caterpillar diesels, back in 2009, worth $750,000 .... to replace their old 1940's diesels that made an iconic "wush-wush-wush" sound about two minutes ahead of the Mount coming around the bend ..... that "wush-wush-wush" done been replaced by an efficient but non-iconic bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sound.
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