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Shawnk04

Difference between 1 and 2 Cylinder Outboards?

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Hey, I am currently in the market for a outboard kicker for my fishing boat to use for pulling plugs. I have really been looking at the NISSAN 4-stroke 6hp outboard. Since a 6hp only runs on one cylinder, what difference will I be noticing performance wise? I always heard that the one cylinder has some vibration to it compared to the two cylinder, how significant is it? Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this? Thanks, I appreciate it.

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I have never ran that particular engine before, but every other 1 lunger I have vibrates considerably more that 2 cyls. I had a 1 cyl 4hp merc years ago that would vibrate the bottom of a jon boat so bad your feet would darn near tickle.

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2cyl. always ran smoother than a single. A 4stroke single will probably run smoother than a 2stroke single though. I have a 6hp 2cyl Yami 2stroke. It idles pretty smooth for a two stroke. I'd get a 2cyl if possible.

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Hey, I am currently in the market for a outboard kicker for my fishing boat to use for pulling plugs. I have really been looking at the NISSAN 4-stroke 6hp outboard. Since a 6hp only runs on one cylinder, what difference will I be noticing performance wise? I always heard that the one cylinder has some vibration to it compared to the two cylinder, how significant is it? Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this? Thanks, I appreciate it.

I've got that exact motor for my kicker, 2007. Starts and runs great, but she does "shake" a bit.

I think it's a good value in a four stroke 6 HP, identical to the Merc 4 stroke 6 HP, and both are made by Tohatsu. I've been happy with mine so far.

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Hey sand_pike, do the four stroke Nissan motors run quiet similar to other brands? I have never owned a four stoke before.

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My local cabelas had Nissan motor with a decent amount of $$$ off last time I was there.

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Hey sand_pike, do the four stroke Nissan motors run quiet similar to other brands? I have never owned a four stoke before.

Yes, it is quiet. I've been around the Honda 4 strokes as well, I think the honda is quieter.

All in all, the moter hs performed well for me, plus you get a 3 year warranty if you buy new.

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