And the Winner Is… At this size, neither four-stroke nor two-stroke has an advantage over the other, nor do more horses equate to significantly higher speeds. Four-strokes negate the need to mix in gas and oil, a convenience factor in their favor. But their extra heft makes them harder to handle. Plus, they're more expensive. But there's one lightweight, relatively inexpensive four-stroke in the bunch. The Honda BF2 weighs only 29 pounds, is easy to handle, has a decent sticker price, and boasts simple, hassle-free features. For that, we'd choose the Honda to power our dinghy.