petrel wrote:I think things are getting a little confused here. Different boats do different jobs.
If you really run lots of VERY shallow water or little to no water and mud and grass, then a mud boat hull and motor would be a big benefit. If you just run lots of hard obstructions such as logs, stumps, and rocks, but you are in skinny water with no grass, then a jet drive on the boat you have, or a tunnel hull, could be the ticket. For general purpose, sometimes shallow, sometimes grass, and a few obstructions your outboard is the way to go. Jets and mud motors have their fair share of issues that can be annoying if that sort of power isn't absolutely necessary for your use.
You can use a mud motor on your boat, but it is not built for it. That is not to say it won't work, it is just that you will not get optimal performance AND the motor can take the hull places that will subject it to more abuse than it was designed for. A good mud boat hull is designed to take just about all the abuse the mud motor can dish out.
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