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Fuel consumption vs. speed vs.noise

Greetings one and all, hoping some of you with experience in such matters can help. I am trying to find the specs. on a 9.9hp. Outboard. (or there-abouts) I am looking for the quietest “and” most fuel efficient outboard I can find to put on a 26ft. 1994 Macgregor. I want to average 5kts./hr.
I have been told I could expect to burn ½ gallon an hour at 5000 r.p.m. and do about 5 kts. And when I repeat that to others they laugh, but all agree 4 stroke not 2. I’ve tried finding the info on line by going to Honda, or Johnson…etc. but no luck. Any ideas, comments, suggestions or experience?
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