Cost of electric hasnt led us to really consider it... by from that pt come power issues for us on solar mainly, not having a generator, and all the other issues raised here.Here in the PRC (California), it’s electric or 4 stroke. I’m good with that. But a small 4 stroke has a carb and that means our ethanol laced fuel will screw it up in about two weeks time if left in the engine. So I would advise trying to live with the shortcomings of electric if you come down here. Final consideration; what’s the largest and heaviest motor you can lift on or off you dinghy to the stern rail mount while rocking around at anchor? For me the six is the absolute limit.
Thanks for the pt about consideration of rocking at anchor, one I hadn't thought about. 6hp 4 stroke so about 60 lbs there? You use a halyard?