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I love how the 'electric option' seems to come up these days. I suppose people think that using batteries instead of gasoline is somehow more 'Green'. The ingredients used to make those batteries is anything but green.
Electric trolling motors are great for what they were intended to be used for: trolling on a small lake. LI Sound is not a small lake and occasionally has some pretty serious weather.
A small gasoline outboard engine (<3 HP) would be ideal, especially a 2 stroke model as they weigh less then the 4 strokes. Yes, they pollute a little more (2 strokes) but they are simpler and lighter. Since they do not make 2 stroke engines anymore (in the USoA) you be looking at a slightly older engine.
Where on the Sound do you intend to launch and fish?
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen
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