I have a 14' jon boat that I currently use an electric motor on. I would like to upgrade to an outboard this year and need your advice. The motor would be used on my jon boat and also on my friends 12' V-hull (a heavier boat). Both boats are aluminum. I assume that the motor weight is an issue on boats of this size. I would like to spend somewhere in the $1000 for either a new or used motor. I am assuming that something in the 5 -10 hp range would be about right? I would like to have enough power to be able to get around pretty easily on lakes like Ceasars or CJ Brown, something more than "trolling" speeds. I am seeking advice from those more knowledgeble on this subject. Thank you in advance for your help.