i think the crunch for size of engine, is where you are at.
i am parked on a tidal stretch and by a narrow inlet. the tide, sutton channel and lots of craft moving to and fro
i need the power to push thru that lot.
i have a video on facebook under my name Gordon Collins showing it pushing very well, not even under full throttle
when you have to get out of the way of the odd tanker, you need the power
when you have a brother who wants to use it for fishing !!!
main reason i got the seagul, was cost and ease of use, impressed by the price you paid for yours !