So I'm working on my Navigator Inconceivable project, and the time is approaching to attach the skeg. I'm wanting to go with electric power for auxiliary propulsion. I've acquired a 28# thrust trolling motor that ought to do the job. I'm thinking about just making the skeg a bit bigger and fairing the motor pod into the skeg. This makes it easy to use and protects it when beaching and trailering. It also makes it difficult to remove, if ever needed. The alternative is a mount on the transom, which is ugly and requires deploying and retrieving.

I'm looking for thoughts and opinions. Have at it!