OK....looking at a small portable outboard for getting the smallish (8') flat bottom inflatable from beach to mooring.
The guy I'm buying the boat from has been using a 3HP thats about 20 years old and is "a bit touchy" to start....so he tells me. Time for a new engine, I think.
So far I'm looking at a Yamaha 2 stroke 3HP or a Mercury 3.3 2 stroke (the Merc has been recommended by one guy as a better quality unit????). Also been offered a Johnson 3.5 but I've been told by another dealer that those engines are being discontinued and aren't the most reliable anyway......
So, friends and neighbours......chime in with opinions on the above.....At the moment, I'm leaning toward the Yamaha.