Back on the first weekend of June a really good deal on a 15' duraboat came up, it has a center console with a 28hp johnson. I'm not sure on hours, it does run, I have not even taken it out yet. I'm torn between either redoing the center console as it does not leave much room between it and the back bench seat or just take it out and repowering to a 4 stroke with a tiller. The coast guard plate says max HP of 30hp. I've seen some with 40hp on them. I've already accepted the fact I won't be taking it out or even licensing it this year. As far as weight goes, I looked at yamaha 30 & 40hp motors, they are the same weight. Haven't looked at mercury or suzuki yet.