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Re: outboard size for 23-26' boats?
I bought 10 7.5 HP Eskas back in the mid 80's. I worked for a company that made fishing boats. All 10 motors eventually blew head gaskets. If the motor your considering is air cooled, I would pass on it.
The Honda 2HP 4 stroke I had was air cooled. As mentioned above I ran it very hard for 20 years with no problems. To the best of my knowledge the person I sold it to has had no problems. Over the years I have had Honda cars, motorcycles, generator, and snow blower and am totally satisfied with all of them.