i have a 78 sears rocket 14 ft v hull ne one know what max hp motor i can run on this. i have no decks its basically a hull. i have had a 9.9 on it and it was fine. a friend told me he would go for a 25 hp but i have read people going with 35 hp on 14 ft boats. would some flooring help with max hp being it would make the boat heavier and counter the weight of the motor? i really want a new boat but cant afford right now. i think maybe 15 hp - 20 hp would be enough to move the boat really well. i think it would handle a 115 but not sure on the 20 strickly for weight reasons. i dont have a bilge cause i dont have a way to charge batteries up while running . just seams pointless to buy a 80 dollar batterie just to have to charge everytime i take it out. any info would be great . thanks brothers and sisters.