I wanted to share a link of a recently viewed video of the new Copperhead. That phowler boat company makes a heavy duty duck boat that weighs about 370 lbs. With 3 obviously big and well-fed country boys, that motor is pushing a thousand lbs at 17 mph. A phowler boat dealer guy said that in his tests, the motor is comparable to speeds achieved by a traditional 15 horse outboard motor. This LCT motor is American designed, and is an American based company. They're made in China but aren't some Honda clone like some folks have rumored. Husqvarna is using this same motor in their biggest Snow Throwers. It's passed the 1000 hours test so should hold up well. This Copperhead motor weighs 120 lbs. but has a low center of gravity. It would be ideal on a 19 ft. Grumman, 17 ft. Osagian, 17.5 ft. Old Town Discovery Sport 17 ft. Esquif Cargo, or an 18 ft. Albany.