... boats and canoes, but they were major brand names so I'm sure the quality is adequate. If that photo were better, I could tell if it's a Grumman, but no detail is visible. As to the comment about that motor being too big, I say it's probably fine if you want to cover some ground on a decent-sized lake. We used to run a five-horse motor on a 12-foot john boat who's waterline width was barely, if any wider than that of this canoe, and it was fine. People got along for years with small boats which were slow and tended to ride bow-high with only person on board, and they just dealt with it because that's what was available, and it did the job. Just don't quickly accelerate from a standstill while the motor is cocked in a tight turn, and you'll be fine. An electric motor is only a better choice if you don't have far to go (you can go at least 10 times as far with a gas motor having much less overall weight as an electric motor and its battery, and you don't have to wait half a day (or invest in a spare battery) before you can go out and do it again). My main concern would be working on that outboard. Parts can be hard to get for old motors like that. That outboard is probably an air-cooled Eska, and Eska motors were never very common.