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Old 05-21-2008
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You'd be much better off with a 3.5 HP or 5 hp four-stroke, since they're relatively light and a good deal more powerful than the 2 HP Honda, which has no transmission IIRC. Not having a transmission can mean problems when trying to maneuver at slow speeds.

The 3.5 HP Tohatsu is about 40 lbs. with a full tank, and I like the one I have very much.

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As a stop-gap measure, the electric trolling motor might work fairly well, provided you remember to charge the batteries regularly, don't run them completely flat, and only have short distances in relatively calm waters to move the boat over.
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