I am thinking of getting a kicker for my 18 ft CC fiberglass boat. I currently have an Yamaha F70. I was looking at a Yamaha T9.9 that my local dealer has for $2975. But he has a new Yamaha F9.9 long shaft that he will let me have for $1700 since it's the last one he has on the floor. Would I be happy with the F9.9 for $1300 less or should I get the T9.9. I don't feel I need the electric start plus if I did I could add it later and I thought maybe the lighter F9.9 mounted on my panther auxilary mount might be better for trailering over the 30 lb plus heavier T9.9. Thanks for any input.