I can't believe I am writing this as much as I have bad mouthed Honda. But seems like the best choice. It comes in a long shaft. It doesn't need flushed like all the others. 10#'s lighter than the rest. I want to put on my alaska series raft. Not sure what model I have, 7'10 or 8'10. I think the larger. Jim King recommends this motor. I talked to him at the boat show again yesterday and pointed me this way. His boats need a long shaft and rules out suzuki which was 30#'s also but is only a shorty and needs flushed. But was $150 cheaper. Money is not the issue.
Only bad thing I have heard about the honda is that it is kinda loud. So that is why I am wondering if anyone has one or been around one. Just having to rinse it sounds better than having to fire up one of the other 3 brands and flush the darn thing.
Have any of you seen a aftermarket part that will fit one of the other water cooled motors to make a quick connect flush system, kinda like the yamahas and I guess now a lot of other brands have caught on, but not with the smaller motors.
Just trying to figure what would be the better motor. Will just be using in spring and fall to tender to shore and chase blackies with.