Originally Posted by The Pizzul
Well, budget wise is 1 factor, 2nd factor Evinrude dealer in my area is gold! customer service at its finest, and overall looks of the boat fits my style! Why any bad comments on these products??
Well ignoring some historical weird advertising behaviour on the forum:
1. If you want to get the best price don't narrow your criteria to one brand, one size and one engine combo.
2. That's a good reason to go etec (you will shortly get the usual suspects reporting that etec are the devil's engines and your boat will sink!). Although anyone who deals with etec is probably pretty handy with alternatives (the opposite may not be true).
3. Leisure style is fine if that is your thing, but they aren't unique. deck layout that works for your use is far more important than appearance (Afterall you ll be in it not looking at it!)