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Old 05-25-2008
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what size outboard?

My Cal 25-2 currently has a 2 cycle 8hp Johnson outboard motor. It's noisy and unreliable, so I'm thinking that the best long term plan would be to replace it (soon) with a 4 cycle Honda/Yamaha/Nissan or whatever.

2 questions:

Should I stay with 8hp or move up to 9.8/9? The weight seems to be the same, would the speed or fuel efficiency be noticeably different?

Is there a significant difference in quality and longevity between the different brands? I only want to to this once, so a difference in price isn't as important as long term satisfaction.

thanks,
Norm
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