You'll find it's definitely under powered - on the plus side an under-powered jon boat means a much longer lasting hull...Running hard in a "tin boat" means lots of hull slap - which directly translates to metal fatigue (and the resulting cracks... in the aluminum panels). If I ever went down the aluminum hull road again - it would be an all welded (no rivets ever...) hull with a bit of thickness in the aluminum skin (instead of the commonly used .080 skin it would be a minimum of .100 skin or better the way hard used commercial aluminum boats are set up...)With my old 16' riveted hull Starcraft we had to re-build it three times in 8 years (but i swear, I was younger then...). We sure caught a ton of fish with it between 1976 and 1982, Here's a pic from that era with a very nice bonefish (11lbs on only six pound line at Key Biscayne).Aren't boats fun?we also had one during the same time period, it was the 18. we had to rebuild it a couple times. replacing the floor & re-setting rivets. bucking rivets inside the hull with a pneumatic hammer on the outside will make you lose your hearing! that boat is still going strong in Kodiak Alaska............... welded hulls are definitely the way to go tho!