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There’s a long history here on choosing an outboard. I can’t recall a direct answer to your question but on my family trips (heavily laden boat) I think 4 knots would sound more accurate. Speed seems the same whether using a 2.2 or a 3.5 and anyhting much bigger is going to get heavy…..its about how hard you push your engine, the harder you go can just increase fuel consumption not speed. Others will explain better but 6 knots sems a bit ambitious.