I second going over to the hull
truth, Yamaha is considered the Gold standard, but I'd take a Verado over one.
that is flushed after each use and outside kept coated in Corrosion-X and washed yearly, doesn't have any issues.
Most boat engines are rarely flushed and owner never sees what's under the cowl.
"Rack and stack" as they call it here is definitely the way to go, get a covered rack and you want on the top, wash the boat on the wash rack frequently.
Myself I would definitely want a four stroke.
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