I don't have a four stroke on my boat and am really not in a position to plunk down around 8k on a new motor....too many other projects. So I had the thought of buying a somewhat small(er) raft and throwing my 4 horse Yami kicker on it to try and get at least a little bit away from the crowds during red season. Do you think a 4 horse will push along a small raft upstream with a couple/three average/smaller sized adults in it? Do you think it would push it up around say Bings, or maybe up too Bings from around Swift Water or so?
I was pretty surprised at how well it pushed my 18' boat on a calm lake with 4-5 people, but that's a whole different dynamic.
Just kicking around the notion....