Wouldn't an outboard have been smaller, lighter, faster, cheaper and more cost efficient? Unless you just REALLY wanted or already had the trolling motor.
but,...what is this unhealthy obsession that Amerika has with speed, and importing disposable goods from countries that don't respect their environment, nor their citizens
(actually the latter is now in doubt here too!) Minn Kota is built to last in the good old USA - Mankato, MN that employs Americans
Outboards make noise
"Outboards make me dependant on The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because 'progressives' want to stop all drilling and fracking"
Outboards require costly maintenance
Outboards require fastidious flushing (especially the new 4-stroke Honda)
Outboards are more susceptible to the second law of thermodynamics -> entropy (see #5)
Outboards don't utilize GPS technology
that records and retrace paths, set cruise control, and...
....the best part I've saved till last...
Outboards can't do this..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FGAjVRvodA
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