I have read through most of the posts related to this type of motor and am looking for a little more input from those people who are using them. What are the pro's and con's that you have seen. Is there a certain boat or hull that maximizes there performance for running rivers. Will a suitable boat motor combination get me relatively close to the same spots I might get with say a Sportjohn (not that I am comparing the two just curious).

Thanks in advance for any input