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Will a 6HP inboard push my 4000# Quickstep?

My boat originally came with an 8HP 2 stroke motor. That was later replaced with a 4 stroke 8HP. The 4 stroke is much heavier than its 2 stroke predecessor. The motor sits in a well and so can't be tilted up to get it out of the water. At nearly 100 pounds, taking it out after each use is a veritable impossibility. At 60 lbs, a 6HP is much more manageable.
But, will it push the boat against a headwind?
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