I am looking at a 20' Proline with a 150hp Evinrude four stroke, don't know the exact engine year. I've had a hard time finding info about these engines. I believe they are made by Suzuki? I know Evinrude didn't stay with the four stroke long. Was this because they were focusing the company on the E-tecs or were there reliablily/service problems with the four strokes? Are there any common problems with engines produced during these years?
Also what kind of fuel burn do these engines have? I'm trying to figure what an average nearshore 4-6 hr trip, mostly trolling for spanish/kings/cobia etc would burn. I don't want to buy more boat than I can afford to fish several times a month. Thanks for answering these many questions.