I'm new to the motorized canoe thing, but have just purchased an oooold loweline square stern.
This thing looks like it will fit my needs pretty well. It is a 17 footer 41 inches wide at the widest part and 23 inches at the stern.
The original owner used it for over thirty years and ran a 15 evinrude motor.
I am thinking either a new four stroke 9.8 or seriously thinking about a 6.5 copperhead, either is comparable in weight to the 2 stroke 15.
Has any of you actually used or seen a 6.5 copperhead on a smaller canoe, how will one compare powerwise to a 9.8, and are there any drawbacks to the surface drive on a canoe of this size.