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    Default New Merc Optimax 2 or 4 stroke?

    I was just wondering if anybody here could tell me if the new mercury optimax series is made up of 2 or 4 strokes? It is an option on the boat I'm looking at and want to make sure I get a 4 stroke.

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    Default Re: New Merc Optimax 2 or 4 stroke?

    The Optimax is a 2 stroke...
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    Default Re: New Merc Optimax 2 or 4 stroke?

    Optis are clean 2-strokes. DFI 2-strokes in general beat 4-strokes in holeshot, fuel efficiency, and top end. Not by a bunch. My concern is with longevity. Optis are a bit touchy.
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    Default Re: New Merc Optimax 2 or 4 stroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by rickdb1boat View Post
    The Optimax is a 2 stroke...
    Thanks!

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