I have a 40 pound thrust MinnKota electric motor that I use on a 15' Grumman wide bodied square stern canoe. With a freshly charged battery it will move 2 people and their fishing gear for a weekend.
I'm not talking about running the motor constantly, I'm talking about motoring to a fishing spot and fishing for a while and then motoring to another spot.
A 2 HP gasoline engine will weigh less than an electric motor and a deep cycle battery but you may run into problems on certain lakes.
If you can use a motorized boat you can always use an electric motor but here in PA at least many lakes prohibit gasoline engines.
Tim Murphy AKA Goobs
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