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I have a Suzuki 2.5hp short shaft 4 stroke with Forward and Neutral. At idle rpm, I find it will push the boat along in current-less water at about 3.5mph and will give 6mphish flat out. At idle, the 1 litre fuel tank will last at least an hour. At 6mph, it drinks fuel. Mine is mounted directly to the transom rather than on an extended bracket and the short shaft tends to come out of the water in a chop unless you sit right back at the buoyancy tank but in flat water it’s great. It’s quiet at idle and doesn’t really impinge on conversation. It would be nice if it was a little lighter (14kg) and had a larger fuel tank but I’m quite pleased with it. Regards, Dave Doran.