Honda outboards - used. Opinions please

 G'day all. Our trusty 2001 225 Optimax has finally expired. Since we're not keen on the price tag for a new motor, second hand seems the way to go. We want either a 225 or 200 hp. We've seen a few Hondas around and some cursory research shows they're pretty good although a trifle heavier than our Opti (30kg). If you've had experience with Hondas in this power range what are your thoughts? I've read that internal anodes are hard to get at and corrosion is/was a problem, along with crankshaft thrust bearings.  Thanks in advance, John