I ended up buying
an 8'10 Hypalon air floor and a Tohatsu 9.8hp 2 stroke
. So far it seems manageable. I'm able to carry the motor
up the transom and put it on the stern rail by myself. Hoisting it onto the foredeck with my main halyard
alone was also very easy. It takes up most of my foredeck and makes my anchor locker
inoperable, but I can always deflate it and roll it up, then store it on my foredeck.
Thanks for all your tips. Very helpful. Oh, and the dinghy
absolutely flies. Very nice!