Looking to get a small outboard for my canoe a 15'6" old town predator. The options I have narrowed it down to are the Suzuki 2.5 and the Honda 2.3. To the best of my knowledge neither accepts an external tank but that doesn't bother me too much. Both weigh in @29lbs.
Suzuki - 2.5 HP, water cooled, f-n gears, 1.5 liter fuel tank, 68cc displacement
Honda - 2.3 HP, air cooled, slip clutch, 1 liter fuel tank, 57.2cc displacement
I plan on using this on the small valley lakes and wasilla creek/rabbit slough and possibly little su. Any opinions on air cooled vs water cooled? I was thinking air cooled would be better since it wouldn't be sucking up weeds and silt as long as I make sure the cooling fins stay clean to avoid overheating. Not sure about the slip clutch on the Honda though I hear that it can get sticky and that it on the whole is something that you kinda have to get used to. I kinda like the separate N that the Suzuki has.