Hey guys so here is the deal,, I am going to buy a 2501 and re power. Since I’m starting fresh and plan on having this boat and platform for years resale isn’t a big issue for me. I want to use a single motor and because of my mechanic I wanted to stay with Honda. Here is the problem, Honda only goes up to 250 hp. This is what I would expect the boat to be able to do, take me and another person on 50/60 mile runs to the shipping lanes troll all day and then come back. Fully loaded let’s assume I’m at 6000 pounds. I do not in anyway care about top speed, or instantly getting on plain, 30 cruising and maybe a top end of 35 is more than enough for me. If it’s out of the question I can go Yamaha and go bigger I just really really don’t want to change mechanics. To me they are worth more than any motor!