This question is to Bob and any brothers who have purchased new outboards lately.. by March or April I should have enough money set aside to buy a new 25 horse outboard motor.. I have really been looking hard at the new 4 stroke motors but that would mean I would have to wait several more months to buy one.. I have looked at several shops and have found new merc's starting at 2,300. I have a Johnson 9.9 now and I want to go to a 25 or 30 horse but nothing bigger.. Any suggestions?? I have a 16' jon boat and I'm trying to trade for a 18' wide bottom.. 25 should be plenty of motor to push it I believe and the gas wont kill me..Anyone with any recommendations would be appriciated.. thanks.