outboard - gas or electric

I've just acquired my first F/S. In order to get her into the Patuxent River to sail, I need to navigate through a small cove with a shallow inlet. I'm getting tired of paddling and am trying to decide between a 2 stroke outboard or a trolling motor. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, does anyone have a picture of a motor mounted to the transom?

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I have a 1956 3 horse Evinrude attched to a motormount supplied

I have a 1956 3 horse Evinrude attched to a motormount supplied with instructions by Flying Scot - its on the lower starboard side of the transom. It can be very ticky to prevent the main sheet from becoming fouled on the motor shaft in a jibe - especially an unplanned jibe. I'm not sure if an electric motor is less troublesome. My 3 horse is all I need on a big lake with good size waves.

Coincidentally, I also have a 3HP 1956 Evinrude (on my 1959 Scot

Coincidentally, I also have a 3HP 1956 Evinrude (on my 1959 Scot) which is still going strong. It is good for most conditions although not enough to fight a strong tide in the mouth of the Connecticut river where I have occasionally sailed. I created a "Traveler" line to attach the mainsheet instead of the rudder cap. It runs between the spinnaker blocks on the rear deck. This keeps the mainsheet further away from the motor. I do not use my spinnaker yet.