I am looking a used boat with a Honda 115 HP motor on it, (less than 500 hours on the motor). I talked to the mechanic that work on the motor the other day and he said that he had just worked on the motor and it ran strong. He did say that the steering had been frozen up from sitting. They took the staff out and reamed it open and he said it is working fine now. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks, PS - this motor has run - and will run in salt water. I will have a full inspection done on the motor before buying the boat.