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90hp Honda Outboards?

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I've only driven one a few times, not owned one. They are smooth, run great... but... IMHO, they can't get out of their own way. Not exactly a performance motor in any sense of the word.

But I know many fishermen love them, so they have a following. Good luck.

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Had a 130 5 years ago. Nothing bad to say about it, aside from the weight. Heavy and reliable.

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Are you looking at the carbed, or the EFI optional Honda's? If you're going 4 stroke, you might as well go fuel injected IMO. Just eliminates one more problem area for outboards.

Lightweight for a 90 which can be a real advantage. 90 Horse models went from 373 to 359 lbs in the last major update (I think was in 2007 or 2008).

I think the 90 HP has the VTEC where it has 2 separate cams. Kind of a cool application for VTEC since you can run on high cam at high RPM's for long periods of time. The lower cam saves gas and is more efficient at lower speeds. Somewhat silly in cars, though I love the sound and extra kick in my Acura.

2 reasons I didn't look harder at them last year were the extra price, and the fact that there is no VTEC in the 75 hp model which was max for my boat. Went with the Yamaha and have been very happy.

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