Well through a series of twists and turns I came up with a new Tohatsu 9.9 with EFI on Friday past. I used it this weekend while at the boat, its a great motor and will have no problem getting our family on plane in our dink. At 96lbs. it is quite difficult to move around myself with any confidence in not destroying it, so I already can see the tremendous value in a lift system. I'm already second guessing my decision due to its weight. I installed a beautiful 'simple systems marine' motor mount to the push pit, however due to the design of the 1988 C 36 push pit I am rather concerned about the weight and stability of this mounting location and therefore am re-considering the motor size, or at least come up with a way to stabilize the push pit so I don't fear that the whole enchilada is going to collapse into the sea on a bouncy transit. Any suggestions or ideas of solving that issue so I can sail with confidence knowing the back end of my boat isn't going to get ripped off into the drink? Add another vertical post to the push pit? An entirely independent mounting system that doesn't rely on the integrity of the push pit? What kind of motor hoist should I research? Thank you.