My last 2 boats had Honda 90 on a 17 foot Lund, and a 150 Honda on an 18 foot Lund. Always had trouble with hole shot and also top speed. Then in the summer of 2010 I traded up to a Ranger 619VS with the 225 etec HO. What a difference in performance out of the hole, top speed and easy to maintain. I have taken this boat to Canada 5 times since I purchased it. I can run hard for 5 days and still have fuel left in the tank. Amazing performance and power. Also, amazingly quiet.