I'm new here and this has been interesting reading as I'm contemplating getting one of these for my Danica 16 full keel
double ender. It's about 950lbs and my longshaft 40 plus (2-3 hp high thrust) will push it at about 3.5 knts
I will comment on somebody else's comment on the British Seagull being air-cooled
"The first that comes to mind is the British Seagull, which I am happy to admit is slightly before my time."
British seagull motors are water-cooled, no air cooled models.
Also you can rub one off the rail of your boat, into saltwater and with a rinse, dry and fresh gas they will be running again in no time, No problem
They can actually handle being submerged up to a day.
I like mine, not for everyone , but reliable as heck , super easy to fix and about 30 lbs with gas. I'm thinking about the Honda but there's so many mixed reviews
and they sound kind of finicky. I haven't had one though, so no actual experience.
Any idea how they would handle pushing a 950 lbs full keel