When I boat hunt I use a Minnkota on my jon boat and it works great! Mine is not the waterfowl model but I did outfit it with the weed guard. It's a 36lb thrust and has plenty of guts to get me out and back with no issues. The only drawback is loading and unloading the marine battery. It would be nice if they could make a 2lb marine battery but I'll keep using what I've got until then.