wow! you guys werent kidding when you said alot of flooded trees. i put in @ double creek...never got out of the lowest setting on my throttle...hit a few trees under water...thot about what boat stands for: Break Out Another Thousand...turned around & went back 2 the ramp---20 minutes. my questions are: how do you get around all those trees-they dont show up on my sonar until i hit them, & sometimes not even then? the depth never got above 3 ft--is this area best suited for john boats for the most part? is it deeper other parts of the year? i saw a guy go tearing by--a blistering 10mph probably--& all i can do is think about how much $ it will take to repair my lower unit. is that normal?