Originally Posted by Toy Nut
I am wondering if the 25 Hp is over kill I have yet to take the boat out and plan on it this sunday morning rain or shine.
have you tried the 9.9 yet? For what you've said you want to do, you'll probably be fine.
If you want more speed then you'll need to consider the extra effort that's involved in lugging a bigger motor around. You may find that a 25 gives you great performance on the water, but that you actually use the boat less because it's too much effort to get it rigged and derigged each time.
Hmm. Maybe you need two motors . . .