I have had 2-strokes for years up unitl 1999 when I purchased my first 4-stroke. They (2-stroke) can last forever if maintained, but they are on the way out. There will be more and more lakes and eventually states outlawing them. I would consider buying it in light of where you fish and if there are any restrictions in place, like Rick just mentioned. If you do buy it, just consider that you might be changing out that motor in a few years. If the boat and trailer are in great shape, that seems like a good deal.
I had a 1988, 16 foot Gregor for 12 years with an Evinrude 28hp, 2-stroke that ran sweet for years. I finally replaced it with a Merc. 25hp, 4-stroke in 1999 for $3,000 and loved it until I traded in for a bigger boat in 2001. By the way, I got $4500 on the trade-in so it worked out pretty well. If you think you can fish out of it for 2-3 years and have to upgrade to a 4-stroke that wouldn't be too bad. I think that 2-strokes will be completely outlawed in Oregon sometime in the future, but I don't know when.
Good luck.......maybe you can even knock him down a little more on the price.
Joined: 29 Apr 2005 Posts: 85 Location: San Bernardino
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I shied away from Diamond Valley until recently for the same reason(s). In addition to the smoking thing they do not allow alcohol either. I like to have a couple of beers while I fish. This offended me also. I am not a drunk and don't do "out of control" things when quaffing a couple of beers. I inquired about it at the local bait and tackle shop and at the DVL marina. The result was the same: If you are in a boat away from the shore and not throwing cigarette butts or beer cans in the water you will be ok as long as you don't "flaunt" it. They went on to say that no one has ever been ticketed for either at the lake. A little off of your topic but an FYI. _________________ Rick Waller
Browntroutaddict. I agree with Rick. You can use that 2-stroke for a while. They do work. But I will say that if and when you can swing it, get a 4-stroke. They are wonderful and a pleasure to use when fishing.
Diamond Valley? It is a nice thought to have trophy browns in there, BUT.....don't hold your breath. The place is infested with stripers and the browns will be history. Remember I said that when it happens.
Silverwood also had browns and when the stripers multiplyed, the browns were all gone. They eat them!
And then there is Willow Beach with the trophy rainbows, stripers got in there and the trophy rainbows are history. Now, only planted rainbows that don't last long. You know what? the tree huggers don't like that either. They don't like to stock trout that will be eaten by other fish. But these same tree huggers eat chicken, turkey, beef and fish themselves but they don't worry about themselves killing and eating flesh.....they only worry about stripers eating other fish....that is why they are tree huggers....they hug trees and murder babies......don't get me started.....! _________________
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