To be honest I did not like it with the motor because the craft does not balance well when the sole operator is sitting close to the rear to operate the spindle. It's a little better with the casting deck in for forward weight but the real sweet spot is in the beamiest part and it's a pleasure to row.
I had the best time with it paddling around on Walden Pond and White Pond with trout rising around me, standing and casting much better than a canoe.
It also is a great river boat (no rapids) with oars, I have rowed easily up-current on the Nashua River for miles and had a pleasant float down not unlike my old Clackacraft driftboat and reminiscent of floating the great steelhead rivers out west.
It's not much good in ocean waves but on salt ponds and estuaries it would be fantastic.
May it bring you many days of pleasure Sean.
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