Originally Posted by marwan
the engines available for my price range will be 2 strokes..as for the brands, the most available brand and havin a strog dealer is Mercury, but also yamaha and suzuki are available..couldnt find anyone on the tohatsu
do i need someone on the bow for the 25HP to get into plane or even for the 40HP?
Mercury's from 2.5 to 50 HP are disguissed Tohatsu's made in Japan in the 2 stroke range, the only difference is price, having Toh better prices as they are not brand re exported as Mercury does from USA to worldwide countries. Buy the one it suits your budget and prefference name, all are Japanese good quality.
If you use any medium/large sib with a 25/30/40 HP engine definitely will need counterweight on the prow, more power, more mates to balance well the sib/rib and perform well as expected. Counterweigh mates will help plane faster any sib with less bow rise.