I have a 31 year old Johnson outboard (pull start) that runs great! Problem is I am getting older and my bad right shoulder is not happy when I pull the cord. Time for electric start.
With Evinrude gone, what to get? I am thinking of a 20 horse Mercury, Yamaha or suzuki. I rented a 20 horse Yamaha while on vacation this summer (tiller model, electric start) and fell in love with it.
My issue is I see almost no Yamaha dealers in SE Wisconson. Same for Suzuki. Where would I go when I need it repaired or need some simple part that I can replace. No motor works forever so I assume some day I need it repaired.
LOTS of mercury dealers around here so perhaps mercury is the best bet. Can anyone comment that owns a 4 stroke mercury, Yamaha or Suzuki in a 20 or 25 horse? Just wondering what others have experienced before I decide what brand to buy.