My wife and I are looking at a 16' G3 with a 40/30 Yamaha tiller jet. Does anybody have any experience with a similar setup? It will basically just be the two of us on day trips, with the typical places around the valley, 20 mile etc. My wife would really like to get a boat that we can use on the Kenai, which is why we are looking at the 40 Hp instead of the 60 Hp.
We're really just looking for a bare bones set up, low maintenance, etc. We don't need to set any speed records or haul a moose with this boat, just something that is inexpensive to own and operate.
So what do you experts say? Will this setup meet our needs, or will we be disappointed with the 40 horse instead of a 60?