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Same boat different motors which is a better deal?

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I am looking at 2 very similar boats Lund fisherman 1800's one is a 2000 and one is a 1999. My question is the 2000 has a 2000 130 hp Honda 4stroke and the 1999 has a 1994 rebuilt 115 hp 2 stroke evinrude. the 2000 with the 130 hp 4 stroke is $4000 more. Is it worth it? is a 115 even big enough for a 18' fisherman. I am set on getting a 18' fisherman so the boat isn't the issue I'm just curious on different opinions about the cost difference factor between the outboards. Thanks

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Its up to you how much confidence you will have buying a rebuilt motor. I think 115 would be fast enough but I guess its a older motor which had some problems.

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Personally, the 115 is under powered for that boat but a good motor. The 130 should be sufficient (I know guys that have that set-up), and a 4 stroke Honda which is nice. I'd pick the 4 stroke option, but we don't know the asking price. smirk.gif

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MAn I wouldn't even hesitate a minute. Jump all over the Honda package!! Resale value will stay up, for one thing. And you will likely have ZERO trouble with the Honda...I've owned several of them and they are great!!

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I agree with Ufatz, the older rebuild is not cheap enough to justify it, in my opinion.

$ 4000 less is not enough to make me choose it. I would get the Honda 130, besides 115hp on a 18ft Fisherman is a little skimpy, the 130ho is much better.

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