The outboard that came with my boat is a 9.9 hp 1992 yamaha 2 stroke long shaft. I rebuilt the carb because it was leaking but I found out its a diagram that cost $50. It seems to run fine other than the carb leak, but I think I will be getting a new outboard. I just want the confidence that the motor won't leave me stranded. This current outboard is in great shape but I want to be overly cautious before I take the family out for a sail. My boat is a 26D, so what is the recommended HP , shaft length, brand and a decent place to purchase at a good price?