- --a 1982 Evinrude 35-HP electric start and no pull start, and
--a 1989 Johnson 25-HP with electric start and pull start.
I am very new to boating.
According to data from NADA each engine weighs 114-lbs.
Q1: Does both engines weighing the same make sense?
I plan to pull off the engine by myself, then put the engine on a beach wagon to my yard when beached. Weight is relevant.
Q2: Is lack of pull start a concern?
Q3: Would the expense of buying the pull start and a new engine cowling be worth the value to have a pull start?
Reliability is important to me, and if electric breakdowns are common enough that pull starts can be handy, that would matter to me.
Q4: is there any reason not to buy the 35-HP?
Thank you very much.