I currently have a 85hp yamaha jet 2 stroke on my 18ft jon boat. I can get a smoking deal on a new mercury 50hp prop motor. The yamaha is a 1989 and the mercury is a 2009. I can't use my boat to dipnet on the Kenai, so I end up renting boats every year.
Do you think I should go for it, or will the loss of hp make me regret it?
Just looking for opinions.