power and motor mount advice
I recently brought an older Customflex Scot from Ohio to the Chesapeake. It has no motor mount installed yet.
I have to power it for a few hundred yards of shallow creek, and then I will be in the mid-Bay. I'm thinking I can go really minimal, here, but completely unpowered probably isn't a convenient option either.
I have a large-ish trolling motor, a short-shaft 5hp, and a long-shaft 9.9, any of which could be fixed up and pressed into service. No tanks on the gas engines, though.
If I want to try electric, is there a removeable side-mount bracket of some kind? Could I adapt a mount designed for a canoe, maybe, or just build one? I'd love to troll-motor out, then stash the trolling motor while sailing.
If I need to go gas, what kind of mount do I get, and where is it placed? Do I have to drill holes through the boat for the gas line?
Thanks for any advice!