Hey guys, I have been looking on-line and just beginning my search for a boat this winter or by early spring. My plan will be to enter a comp or two for fun after I get some time on the river next year. My question to you competitors is "would a 50 horse engine be sufficient enough on a new boat?" My price range that I am looking for on a new boat would be 10 to 15 grand. I will also be looking at used boats as well. As far as a new boat and river would a deep v aluminum be ok or should it be flat bottom? Bass Tracker has a pro crappie edition that I really like, but the livewells aren't that big. Still, I can easilly make the front livewell much bigger. I like the layout of the boat as it would be great for crappie fishing, comfy for snagging and great for catfishing. Lowe has one almost like it that would work perfect for me as well. Anyway, I am just curious on what kind of horsepower I would need.