Installed my new reverse bucket that Mike from the boat shop of Fairbanks sold me...Boy, I wish I had a shop like this around me.... customer service is great and friendly people!
Anyways, the bucket definitely provides more rear thrust and makes backing up a beached boat easier with a lot less pushing.. I was even able to back the boat upstream in a pretty swift current...Not bad!
Slight downside is this bucket is heavier than stock (I even had 3 inch extensions on my original bucket welded on) and you have to physically hold throttle in "N" to start. In fact...moving the stick down towards "R" the weight of bucket will pull the throttle down.. Not a BIG deal but some people may not like the added "weighty" feel of the throttle.
Overall, if you want more reverse thrust...a good option over stock.