Hello everyone I am looking to purchase my first boat and I would like to start off with Parker 1801 CC to start building my experience. I came up with a question between Yamaha engine 115hp and 150 hp. I will be mainly be fishing near local Orange County and Long Beach area. If weather allows and wsb is running I will take it to catalina and back before lunch time knowing ruff weather condition coming back. Here is 2 questions I have for Parker boat owners. 1st question. It cost almost $5500 to upgrade to 150 hp + hydraulic steering vs 115 hp without the hydraulic I mainly gonna be fishing for bass and bottom fish near flats and horse shoe with 3 adults. Is the upgrade worth the money for 18 cc ? 2nd question. If I get the boat with 115hp is it worth the money to spend extra $1400 for hydraulic steering? Any thoughts and advise from Parker boat owners will be appreciated.. thanks in advance.