I'm looking at buying a surface drive mud motor for my 1448 jon boat.
The boat will be used mainly in shallow gravel bottomed creeks. It will see some time in Minto Flats too.
I have never driven or been in a boat powered with a mud motor or know anybody that has.
What manufacturer would you reccomend? What HP engine for a 1448 boat with 2 guys and some camping/fishing gear the the weekend?
What are the pros and cons of these guys? How many GPH do they burn? Are they hard/tiring to drive? I read somewhere that the surface drive models are alot easier to drive than the longtails, is that true?