It appears suzuki finally came out with their newer lighter weight 9.9 (95 lbs.) and 8 hp (87 lbs.) outboards. This is getting very close to the 80 lb. tohatsu 9.8. Perfect medicine for an Osagian, or Grumm. 19 ft. square sterned canoe. Either of these outboards would be my top pick for a moose hunting rig. I'm very interested in how this motor would compare to my tohatsu. Suzuki is actually about a year behind on the introduction of these two much awaited portables.