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Mercury or Yamaha main motor

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Ok dogs it’s time to get a new main motor for my 20’ raider. Currently has a 90 horse 2 stroke mercury on it. She pushes it just fine but is cold blooded as hell. And wanting to get away from 2 stroke oil. I have a 2020 4 stroke 25 horse Yamaha I’m putting on for a kicker”runs flawless”. Looking at a 115 since neither mercury or Yamaha sells a 135 that my boat is rated for. Both brands go from 115 to 150 with nothing in between. So in your opinion what is the best salt water motor. I fish salt 80 percent of the time. Thanks for your input. Good or bad
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Everything I’ve seen on recent posts is about availability. You will be limited on what you can get. Suzuki/Yami/Honda and modern Mercury all seem to have fans. Suzuki has a140 hp that is about the same weight as their 115. I’ve been a fan of Yamaha which is a bit lighter but would likely consider the Suzuki if I was shopping.
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