Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Need some advice. I am considering replacing my 25 hp outboard with a Pro Drive or simular type motor. I use this boat to hunt deer, ducks, and alligators. The main problem is with grass, salvainia, and logs, not shallow water, although I do go into some sloughs and pipelines. The main concern I have is my boat. It is a 14ft. crawfish skiff with a 48 inch bottom. I am not sure how one of these motors will preform with such a short boat. Also, how do these motors handle loads, (2 people and 10 or 12 alligators). My 25 merc. handles loads very well but the grass is killing me. I have installed a keel and it helps with logs and grass, but the salvainia causes the motor to suck air in the turns and the keel makes it worse. The keel also is a problem if the water is low. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.