Not sure if this is the case with yours, but the air cooled small Honda's I've seen, or should I say heard are extremely noisy.
Originally Posted by Peter B
My vote now would go for the 4 stroke 2.3 hp Honda as long as you don't have a large dink and want planing speeds for long distances. I wish we had gone over to it earlier.
Main virtues are…
As someone else said, goes first pull most times no matter how long since last used.
Light to lift on and off.
Uses plain fuel with no oil mixing.
Best feature in a way is being air-cooled. So you can start it before it goes in the water to be sure all is well, and no flushing necessary.