i am thinking my next build will be an electric launch of some sort. it seems that some steam launch designs ( gartside has some which look nice ) would lend themselves to such a project, or perhaps a sailboat hull. i think the 20' to 23' range would be nice size to seat six or so people. i saw a short piece on a double ender that ken bassett of onion river boatworks just built, but he doesn't have website so there is not much information on it. the thought was to use minn kota's engine mount saltwater trolling motor on the rudder, to eliminate the need for an engine box of any kind. they have a model with 160 lbs of thrust. it seems a simple and cheap solution. has anybody ever tried something like this? does anybody have an idea of what performance might be like?