I had another post about whether to repower or not. But I wanted to start a new one to ask about opinions on the engines. I am pretty sure I am going to pull the trigger and go with a new motor. Now, I am leaning very hard to the Etec 225 motor. I know a lot of people are huge yammy 4stroke fans. I know Yammys are heavier, slower out of the hole, more $$ in regular maint, (oil changes, 100 hr service to name a few) Is there a good reason I should get a Yammy over an etec? I don't have a trailer so there are more yammy dealers and parts avail, but I found 2 local dealers (within 30 minutes) -one in Edgewater Pro Performance Marine -- Patrick Galipoli owner, and other is The Boat Shop near Breezy. (I live in Ches Beach) Both work on and sell Etecs. I would buy further away to save but huge hastle to get my boat moved to De for example each way and if I wanted to go back to dealer, huge PIA to bring back again. I would rather have a local dealer do the work. I found Tri-state very helpful although a little costlier for than engine compared to Gootees in Cambridge. I guess I am looking for thoughts of any of you that own Etecs or had work done around MD. Any problems? Also, is there a real good reason I should get the heavier yammy 4stroke instead? Both are about the same cost.