I have a 12 ft Simple Aluminum slight V-Hull boat, and want to use this boat to run up river, this river can get quite a current when water is running. So what size engine would have enough power to get up a fast current? I was looking for a 9.9 hp, but I wonder if a 6 would be able to do the job?
the boat is very light, maybe 200 lbs. And the beam is about 3-4 ft wide. closer to 4 ft wide.