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I think the point is he already bought and paid for it... that's what I read.
Now comes the issue of recharging and battery life/storage to deal with.
As of the moment, there is no lightweight inexpensive storage system to support the electric motor for any kind of extended motoring.
For the kind of use I was pondering (some mild motorsailing on the ICW when sailing wouldn't be practical), I ended up computing that I'd need another 1,000 lbs. worth of batteries plus have to park and recharge for 2 days for every days' worth of powered use.
So in the end, an outboard motor made a lot more sense.