I have an 11ft boat that is kind of like a Jon boat. The bottom flat and the width is 40" the sides are 15". The boat weighs 100lbs and is rated for 700lbs capacity.
My question is how heavy can I go with the motor. I'm looking at a 85lb 9.8hp Nissan 4 stroke but is that too heavy? I weigh 180lbs. I want the 9.8hp if it is safe but if it is not I'll have to go with a 6hp 4 stroke that weighs 55lbs.
Keep in mind that saftey is my number one concern.
So is the 9.8hp 85lb motor too much???