Originally Posted by ashwatkins
Would the heavier engine be putting too much hassle stress on the transom, or am I being over cautious as the weight and power are both inside manufacturers specs?!
At 62kg the short shaft manual start DF25 is well within the transom weight and Honwaves have the meatiest transoms of any sibs.
As your trailering, and accept it's a two man lift if you ever need to remove the engine I'd go with the 25 at that price. The Honwave and 25 will be a great combination and being 3 cylinder it will be much smoother than the 20.....l've had a 20 for three years, been great so far and my only criticism is they do vibrate slightly more than you would expect.
The 25 short shaft might be slightly harder to sell in the future as it's getting at the top end of the portable engine weight.
Jeff of this parish has one and am sure he'll be along to sing its praises.