I picked up a 20' Wooldridge xtra plus river boat last year with a 200hp Yamaha 2 stroke jet. It did not come with a kicker; I don't think the previous owner used one on it.
I want to add a kicker for backup, trolling, getting it back on the trailer, and possibly dipnetting in the Kenai since I can no longer fish in July while it is being propelled by the 2 stroke main engine.
The 9.8 Tohatsu with the 25" shaft appears to be about the best choice from my limited knowledge and research so far. AK Power Sports has one in stock at a reasonable price so I would not have to order from out of state.
Is the Tohatsu a reasonable choice for my intended use or should I explore other options? Any feedback and experience will be appreciated!