I'm getting a little jon boat here shortly and want to throw a little motor on there. I'm not looking at anything too fancy. It will be for doing some fishing in lakes and maybe some rivers.
So my question here is, how will an electic trolling motor (something like 55lb thrust or 80lb thrust) compare to a 2.5hp outboard? My main concern is if the electric trolling motor will provide enough power for a 10' jon boat. Approximately how fast would each of the electric motors go? Approximately how fast would a 2.5hp move the boat?
Thanks guys! I dont know a lot about this stuff.