I'm getting ready to purchase an osagian missourian square stern canoe. For the outboard I'm considering a mercury 4 stroke 6 h.p. which weighs about 57 lbs. or a mercury 4 stroke 9.9 h.p. which weighs about 83 lbs. and 91 lbs. with the electric start option. I'd like to get the 9.9 merc electric start. The canoe is 44" wide, 18" wide at the transom, weighs 113 lbs. with a 1000 lb. capacity and 17' long with a 5 h.p. rating. The canoe used to be rated for an 8 h.p. outboard but the rules have changed not the canoe. Is the 9.9 too much motor weight and power wise? How about the other options? I understand I'll probably need a hydrofoil and an extra long fuel hose to keep the gas tank in the bow. I'll be using it for fishing reservoirs and big rivers solo or with another person and carrying a moderate payload. Curious to learn from your experiences. Thanks.