best price imho is to buy a tohatsu 3.5.
a far better engine, i have just sold a honda 2hp almost new & bought tohatsu 3.5.
noisy, snatches when starting on wrong stroke, throttle / clutch arangement very poor as drive / steerage is lost when throttle is shut down
Just bought a honda 2 [from sailorman /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif] ...
noise ... depends how far you have to go .. no worse than the old one!
snatches ... not had that yet... could be interesting!
throttle/clutch ... just what I was after /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif nice and controlled approaches/take off - just takes a bit of getting used to...
The point nobody has raised so far is that the air cooled motors will not succumb to corrosion and blocking of the water galleries in the leg and head areas. This is labour intensive to sort out so in the long run the four strokes could prove far cheaper to run when the reduced fuel consumption is taken into account as well!
Not sure if they are common for all engines but I've been quoted an additional fiver for a flushing kit for a Tohatsu 3.5 which I'm planning to buy. Apparantly allows you to flush engine with hose without engine running. Hopefully won't be too much of a pain to flush through prior to storage.