9hp on something that small? That’s crazy!!!
It is all fun, but remember when it accumulates…unless you take off before replacing…you’re adding weight everytime…
Good day, my view is “a little is a lot”, especially if you are solo. Three seasons ago I bought a 1974 kevlar canoe and took three seasons to restore it. Some might say I’m slow, but little by little a saw my vision come true and I knew the weight changes because I kept on using it.
Now that you have a canoe, why rush? You can make that feeling last for many more seasons!