My buddy and I were just cussin and discussin the problems we have when we use our kicker motors. He has a 9.9 Yamy and I have a 15. When we stand in the back and drive (if you call it that) visibility is nil. Wind can be a challenge too. I made the run from Galena bay back to Valdez harbor on the kicker a couple years ago. No fun sitting in the back of the boat trying to keep it straight and look through the cabin or around it. We both have inflatbles (12' Achilles & Zodiac) and tow them behind most of the summer for going to shore etc. Would it be easier to leave the kickers attached to our inflatables and if/when we have a break down in the bigger boat (24 & 26 footers) just use the inflatable and kicker to tow the big boat rather than push it with the same kicker? I think I'd have better steering control pulling with the 15 than I would trying to push and steer from the back of the big boat with the same motor.
Has anybody got experience or inputs? Is it a good idea to tow with an inflatable?