Originally Posted by clydeoutboards
er since when did buying a new engine just come down to fuel?
Originally Posted by henryfreston
so money is an issue.
Since he said that!
Lets leave boats for a moment. I do >30K Per Annum in my car. To date I have spent more in fuel than I paid (new) for the car in the first place. Someone doing 5K per anum even at half my MPG will never see that scenario, so fuel economy will be less important.
It's a bigger picture, and yes, new engines are quieter, more efficient etc etc, BUT not eveyone can shell out the £5-6K or so for a new outboard, which is what a 40/50 (big assumption there based on an SR4) will cost. It may be Henry can only afford a used 25HP (which will work fine on an SR4), and will get the "max yer hosses" brigade shooting him down...
Bottom line is the guy has a budget - I'm just saying "look at the big picture"