I've got a 2.5hp two smoke mariner.
I'm just going to use it on the lakes for perch and pike fishing. Also to do a bit of sea fishing really close in ( 200 metres). Plenty of Plaice and Ray's get caught locally in the summer and Whiting in the winter.
I've got a shetland with a 40 for my main fishing but just got this to do local sessions for 2 to 3 hours. Only paid 80 quid for it so if it doesn't work out nothing much lost