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clamping a yamaha 15hp 4st on boat

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I am buying a small 14' boat for up at my families cabin. The boat has to be drug up on shore every weekend so the motor will have to come off. Was thinking of buying a 15hp 4st for the boat.

Will it be ok to just use the clamps on the motor to attach it to the transom. I guess the motor just needs to be portable.

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Yes it will be ok to use just the clamps to hold the motor on. Most motors that are taken on and off just use the clamps.

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I would highly recommend buying a 2-stroke. Not only is the 2-stroke lighter and much less expensive it will have more power. Don't have to worry about tilting the motor and having the oil go up in the cylinder with a 2-stroke either. My $.02.

The clamps that came with my 25hp yamaha 2S are the only thing holding the motor on. I put a lock on it so it doesn't get stolen.

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I would highly recommend buying a 2-stroke. Not only is the 2-stroke lighter and much less expensive it will have more power. Don't have to worry about tilting the motor and having the oil go up in the cylinder with a 2-stroke either. My $.02.

I agree. A 4 stroke is a pain as a portable.

Interesting to note that the 4 strokes became more popular because of emission standards. If I'm correct, you can't buy a 2 stroke in California anymore, or soon won't be able to.

Sure 4 strokes run smooth and cleaner, but they are also heavy. When your already carrying stuff to and from the boat, the lighter the motor is the better.

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