My 14' woody runabout has a 35 on it with all the horses I need for the lake. But when I cruise the rivers here in Florida like the silver, rainbow, itchnatucky etc it seems like overkill as it barely gets off idle and sucks a lot of gas. From experience in the group could I get away with a 10, 15 18 horse and cruise the rivers ok or is that too small? According to the Sears catalog boat weighs 260 lbs without motor. If I stick with an OMC of similar era swapping steering and cables is real easy.