Yup, I have a 9ft Bantam that I run on the small lakes with a 46# thrust TM. Scoots it right along. Even been stopped by water patrol in a 'no wake' zone while running on high. :smile2: Been having some ideas of heading to the bigger lakes and try to cove hop. Instead of buying another battery or two, I started thinking about assembling a 5+ HP lawnmower engine and an alternator to make the 'open water' runs so I dont kill my battery and also have the chance to recharge if needed. I could come up with both of them free, fashion the bracket/mount myself and would plan to hang it off the front of the boat (TM is on the back) just to help balance some weight. Anyone besides my wife think this is the dumbest thing ever?