I was at my mercury dealer the other day picking up a part for my halibut boat and saw they were running a sale on new Mercury outboards 6hp and under.
I have been considering getting an outboard just for putzing around on the lakes trout fishing and such. Also would use it for exiting the Kasilof river after drift fishing.
I currently run a 50# thrust minkota trolling motor for taking the 10 year old trout fishing on local lakes but am getting tired of carrying and charging the batteries.
My boat is a 16' Koffler driftboat and it has higher sides than a lot of other drift boats I have seen.
I don't want to go fast as we have other boats for that.
Would this work ok? I know 6 hp isn't much but I don't need to go fast just want to troll around without having to mess with batteries or have the batteries run out.
I am not afraid of rowing it is just a pain to row around the lakes all day especially when it gets windy like it was the last couple of times we went out.
Oh yeah the price was $1500 for a brand new 6 hp with gas tank ready to go.