Which motor for the skiff?


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Emerald Isle
I'm seriously considering purchasing a new 1700. I'm hearing different things from different dealers wrt the best Yamaha motor to put on it. One says best balance achieved with the F75, but F75 being phased out so there will just be the F70. Most others say "get the most motor you can afford" which on this boat would be the F90. Problem with the F90 is 100 more lbs than the F70, which I would think would mean deeper draft, and I need this thing to run as shallow as possible. Do like the idea of <3 seconds to plane and top speed of 40 mph, although don't know how often I'll use that in my skinny waters. Thoughts/advice?