Pros and Cons
For me I definitely see the pros when fishing estuaries and moving around on the flats in the Northeast. The cons for me is that is only 50% at best of the fishing I do. Other times I will be further offshore in some decent chop at times and would think that the trolling motor could present a real hindrance when fighting a fish that decides to run around the bow. Now I have seen quick release mounts at least for the Minn Kota models but I understand while lighter today they are still rather heavy to be taking on and off on a regular basis. The second con for me would be giving up some of the limited storage I have today for additional batteries. The most likely space currently holds my stern anchor rode and docking lines. My solution may end up being the lenco trolln'tabs at some point but my understanding is that they have had reliability issues in the past.