how fast can you motor now?
Well as you may not know, I got the motor not for the speed, I got the motor mainly so that I would not have to "tac". I use the motor offshore fishing, and when I have a destination planned, I like to go in a straight line there.
The motor can go up to speeds of 8 and some times with the right currents and winds 9.5 mph. I like to use the motor in the lower speeds of like 5.5 to 6mph to consume less gas. Plus I like those speeds on the AI, IMO speeds faster than 7mph will result in a wet ride due from splashing.
I also use the motor while sailing in a down wind, we call it "motor sailing"