While PeteH said he was concerned about "performance", he didn't actually say that a requirement was to plane - after all, he wasn't likely to have been planing much with his previous rig.
This means the debate is kinda pointless (and we can't have that on RIBnet, can we?
) until we know what he really wants. I'm currently reading it as he's concerned about making headway against wind and tide, as opposed to wanting to plane. That and the weight of the lump.
I hope I'm wrong (again) because then I can recommend the Tohatsu 9.8 2T
PeteH, be aware that the Toohotsue weighs 26kg
The old 2 stroke Yammie 8Hp weighs 27kg, I think
the 6Hp the same block and therefore same weight?
There is some relevant debate on this old thread of mine