I've searched the forum and have read till my eyes are red about the debate on which outboards to buy or run. This is what I'm looking at, its a 1995 32' ALMAR Cuddy cabin or pilot house looks like the sounder they offer now. I haven't seen any of the papers on the boat yet and will be going on a test run tomorrow afternoon to see how she rides and performs. The I/O was removed and replaced with twin 300 Suzukis a couple years ago. This boat has been used for chartering here in Kodiak for pretty much its whole life, but has been well maitained and stored in the dry in the winter for probably the first 15 years. My question is about the outboards and others experiences with the Suzuki 300 HP engines. The motors on this boat have right around 1500 hours on them. The engine and lower unit oil has been changed every 100 hours and I have seen service records fo this. I will find out tomorrow but the owner says the most he will push the motors to is 3,000 rpm with a cruise speed of around 30 mph. He said hes never been above 4,000 rpm becuase 40 mph in a 32' boat was scary for him . I'm not scared about buying a almost 20 year old boat but the hours worry me. there is a guy here in Kodiak that has 6,000 hours on twin 300 Suzukis and the only thing hes done is change oil, water pumps, impellers, and stuff like that. He says it burns plenty of oil as well but 6,000 hours is a bunch of time. So does anyone have experience with Suzuki 300 HP around 1500 plus hours?