FWIW, I've had a 09' ,30 hp Nissan for 10 years now. ( 20", elec start, power tilt/trim) Always starts and runs like new. SIPS fuel with the fuel injection system . ( Maybe a gallon in an afternoon of normal fishing. I once used only one 6 gal tank on a week long fishing trip where allot of that fuel was used packing in maybe 600-700# of gear into a remote campsite in the adorondacks.) The Nissan is just a Tohatus with a different paint job. ( As were the Mercs at the time.) I've since bought a new 14', 6hp Tohatsu for another skiff and have been equally pleased. I can't see any advantge to paying more for another brand name.