I know there has been lots of dicussion but nothing direct that I can find and I would appreciate some help hashing this out of the pro and cons.
I'm getting ready to drive up to Maine to pick up a HB in a couple of week and need to decide of a motor. Lot here seem to like the surface drive but I have trouble wraping my head around the fact of no reverse.
Looks like I'm going to be stuck in NC for a little longer than I would like. We are on the coast and would be using it in tidal areas with lots of sand bars. This leads me to think that the SD would work better for shallow stuff. There is also plenty of oyster beds that like to eat things up. The rivers don't have many rock but plenty of wood.
How is the noise and full consumption on the SD vs the outboard?
I know there were some issues before .....Please I'm not wanting to start a fight but I would apprecaite the comments and thought on the the pros and cons of a MB vs the Copperhead.
Those of you that are die hard outboards....why would prefer the outboard over the SD?
Thanks for all of the help and input.