We bought the Honda 2.3 4 stroke (std shaft) last year. Its the first outboard I’ve owned and only used it a few times but so far very impressed. It pushes the boat along nicely even at low revs. I just hang it on the transom with a couple of 6mm ply pads which works ok as I dont want to put a permanent bracket on yet, maybe I will at some point. Only disadvantage of that is I dont think I can sail with it hung on the transom as it would foul the mainsheet so I remove it into the stern locker.