Bigkc82 wrote:I would lean towards the mud motor, maybe a 20hp long tail would push you both at a pretty good speed and a lot less frustration in sallow water/Mud compared to the outboard. I've thought about putting pods in mine as well, nice for keeping the boat level and helps getting the boat on plane faster.
I run a 1648 modified-v with a beaver tail 27hp long tail. I love mine, myself and another adult, dog and gear easily gets on plane and gets me from point a to b in decent time. Not the fastest but its reliable and I never worry if I'm going to make it to the blind. A third person it pushes water pretty good in the front and slower, but will still get you there. Its nice having the decoys set 30 minutes or more and waiting for shooting time compared to rushing to set decoys at shooting time.
deduckin wrote:did you get your mud motor local? I haven't seen many if any at all for sale.... I have seen there are some D.I.Y plans on the interwebs... I am a handy guy so that may be an option...
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