SouthernVAHunter wrote:Not really waiting till the last minute I'm more less 2nd guessing myself. I was set on a outboard but making this kind of investment and going in debt for it I just want to make sure I make the right choice
No duck hunting equipment is worth going into debt for.
If you can't afford it, then wait and save up until you can. Maybe by then you'll know which motor will suit you best.
Look at it this way: you don't know what you need, and you don't have the money to buy it. It would be foolish to go ahead with this project at this point. Hunt places that don't require a boat until you have a good idea what will work best and until the money is available. take it from an old hunter; you'll be much happier that way.
To late: I see you've already gone ahead and financed the rig. So, what's that $8000 rig going to cost you when the last payment is made....about $14,000?
Why did you NOT get a flat-bottom boat??? Good luck with it, and I mean that sincerely.