Ah yes more trolling motor questions, I bet thats everyones favorite time. Im debating on what to get for my boat. I want something that can be used on electric only lakes....nimisilia for example. I have a 16' aluminum bass boat. I already have a motorguide on the bow an works just fine for calm water and trolling the shore line while I fish. But when I take this to nimi and the wind/current is going pretty good i can barely move around. I have a few questions and hopefully you guys, being the fish gurus can answer them for me. First one is about a minn kota 40 lb bow with a 44'' shaft. Would this push my boat an be a decent means of travel on electric lakes? And is $300 a good deal for one... a 2003 model? If not, would a transom 55lb be better for electric lakes? Also if I do get the transom is it ok to mount it next to my motor? Or should I remove the motor and mount it directly in the middle? I know lots of questions, sorry im fairly new and have caught the fishing bug... so to speak. Cant stop thinking about what im going to buy next .