I'm back in the market for a boat again (long story, will post the whole thing when some sort of resolution, or verdict:lol: , is reached between myself and the dealership). The boat I was getting had a 4 stroke 60hp Yamaha on the back. Shopping around again, I've now found two sets of identical boats, but one has a 50hp 2 stroke and the other a 50hp 4 stroke, both Yamahas. Pros/cons? I will be running almost exclusively in fresh water, would like to perform basic maintenance myself, I baby my engines, and long-term reliability is key since I hate service bills! Thanks for the advice everyone.