Thanks for the replies guys, got a few things to think about.
- Renting a garage isn't possible ATM.
- I can store the fuel elsewhere.
- I'm happy to consider a slightly smaller boat, like 3m.
- Happy to consider a 9/10hp as well - thought the extra hp would come in handy for the interesting conditions
- How would I get rid of the river smell, if I was to potter about on one?
ShinyShoe, I have no experience at all.
A further question, can anyone point me to a website/link to a decent guide to outboard ownership/servicing and usage - ie, what to do re:storage/flushing etc?
Just had a thought, there *may* be the possibility of access to a garage - but for now I would like to plan as if there isn't.
Thanks again for the input