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i am going to get a 15-20hp motor for my 14 ft aluminum fishing boat i am between a honda and a yamaha what expierences have you had with these motors in this size and the pros and cons of each and weights isnt a big issue

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I've never had a 15-20 hp motor in either model, BUT, I've had and still do have experience with both the Yamaha and the Honda 25hp motors. (BWCA issues). Imho, they both are excellent motors. I do have more hours on the yamaha, and they are one tough motors. If it were me, I would go with the cheapest of the two. (best value) I honestly don't think you would go wrong with either. I know it is not much help, but if both motors are NEW, you won't IMHO won't be dissapointed. Good luck, Junky..

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my guess is this is a tiller boat. I would look into a 4 stroke motor. much quieter, and less fumes to breath in. plus they troll down nice. the problem is there weight and there price.

I have been yamaha 2 stroke motors since 97, and have no complaints. I have no experience with the hondas.

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As others are saying, you cant go wrong with either one.

I am a yammie man myself, they are practically bullet proof but the honda motors do run nice and quiet. I would suggest finding someone that has each motor and going out with them and getting a little seat time with both to solidify your choice. But you cant go wrong with either motor imho

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we use a duck boat with a 2004 yama 15 and my dad has a 2005 honda 25 and they are both great motors but i would like to know what you expierecnes are with them and which one is easier to work on

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I'm a fan of Yamaha's, but both motors will work out just fine for you.

I personally think the honda is a bit more cold blooded, and while there are still plenty of Honda dealers / service shops, more often than not it's easier to find yamaha parts in a small town than Honda parts.

They're both good motors... it's tough to go wrong.

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