Yamaha, Evinrude and Honda opinions please

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Posted by Borders ( on October 23, 2005 at 19:42:16:

Hi, I'm looking to power my 17' jon with a new engine and have a few questions. Any answers or opinions would be great. I'm looking for a 30-40hp, and would love a 35 but can't find one, so I'm leaning toward a 40 tiller drive:

1- Why would anyone buy a Honda 30 4-stroke when it appears to be the very same engine as the 25hp? Am I missing something.

2- Why do the Evinrude ETEC's in the 40 hp say they are "freshwater". Does this mean they are inappropriate for salt?

3- Does anyone have experience with a 30hp or 40hp on a 17 Landau WeldTec?

4-Any opinions on Honda or Yamaha or significant differences??

Thanks, Scott

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