Boats in Southeast Louisiana
OUTBOARD REPOWER CHOICE
I am new to this forum. I discovered this forum while doing research on the purchase of a new outboard motor for my boat. Looking for advice on that purchase. I have a 16 foot commercial grade built aluminum flat boat used for pleasure and fishing in southeast Louisiana. The boat is a Tims Customflat boat that has a well used 1990 model 60 hp Johnson outboard. The boat can handle anywhere from a 50hp outboard to a 90 hp outboard motor. The boat is well built and in great shape for being a 1989 model. I have been to several boat dealers who sell Evinrude, Yamaha, Mercury and Honda motors. The more I look the more confusing the purhase of a motor becomes. 2 stroke vs 4 stroke etc. I know everybody will have their pros and cons regarding each manufacturer. The old 60hp 3 cylinder Johnson motor gave great service on my rig. Its just time for a repower. Any suggestions or help on this purchase will be considered. The boat will be primarily used in the brackish marshes of Southeast Louisiana for fishing with occaisonal use in some freshwater lakes and bayous.