SevenCubed - 7:51 pm on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sounds like you already have things well thought out :)
What I brought up are extremes and of course they also become compounded with speed -- something you won't have to worry about with a 7.5 HP :)
Speaking of...I didn't look up the motor you mentioned but I'm imagining it to be one where you have to remove the cab and wrap a loose cord around the flywheel and rip it to start it? Helps to have a floater attached to the cord (not like I've ever heaved one overboard myself -- ya right).