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Re: Moving on up! LOL!
If you do stick with gas a 2hp motor should be more than enough. Keeping it small will prevent it from changing the boat's balance too much.
A paddle is the cheap and reliable solution.
Half of the fun of sailing a motorless dinghy is short tacking in narrow channels.
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