I have an older design Coleman Scanoe 15' and a sea king 5hp 1960's era. I have used it in lakes just fine, but when running in the Little Su the motor hangs too far below the boat. I have to tilt the motor up for shallower sections, and lift it out of the water on shallow sections. I have read several old threads about adding lifts, hydofoils, runners, rockhoppers, dolefin, and skirts. I am sure many of these attachments will not fit my old motor, but it is what I have. How should I set up my boat, inexpensively, to protect my motor and get the most use out of it?
If I went cheep and built an extension of my transom, where should my prop sit in relationship to my hull? Thanks for any help.