Okay, I know this will be moved but really wanted it here where you locals could see it first and offer useful real-life advice based on our local conditions. Willie's motor troubles have really got me thinking about putting that trolling motor on a little quicker than planned. Is a 12v model (about 55lb thrust) gonna cut it on a 20 foot jon in the river? I really don't want to have to add a third battery.oooh: (I keep the start battery by itself nowadays.:embarassed: How about foot control versus hand control for a BOW mounted motor? Do you use yours much catfishin'?