Ooh dear this is getting tricky. HWMBO wants to be able to plane but I am concerned about weight. There are 2 issues - one - tilting it when we leave it could be overcome by power tilt - two - getting it onto the RIB in the first place is one I'm worried about (yup - we're getting old !)
Our experience to date goes no further than 15hp 4-stroke at about 50kg.
Other options appear to be :
* a Yamaha 30 with e/start, l/shaft with power tilt but webbing about puts this at around twice the weight of the 15
* a Tohatsu 20 which the dealer (v reputable) says would be enough to get it onto the plane - weight seems to be the same as the Toh 15 - but it's more expensive than any of the others, and more still if we want tilt
Ooh dear ooh dear ...
Any/all advice welcome