Hi... I am looking at puchasing this boat, and would like to use a mud motor on it. I have never owned a mud motor before. http://www.alumacraft.com/water-fowler-16.php as I found a very good off-season deal on it. For specs again, it is 16' feet long, 50"" bottom width, 21" transom, wt about 555 lbs. I would mainly be hunting with 2 hunters total and a dog, so about 500 lbs of people/gear. I only have to go less than 5 miles normally by boat, in water usually 6"-18" deep, with moderate weeds. I would like to be able to bring the boat on plane, but don't need excessive speed. I would like to keep the price down to keep the wife happy. What do the experts suggest?