Bought a small layout which is only rated for 2 hp. Tracts great, and paddles easy, just slow. Thinking I could use a motor to speed things up. Old trolling motor is fried, so other than a heavy battery I am starting over. Don't want a lot of weight hanging on they back, as it could make dog area under water, so true mud motor is not an option. So here are what I see as options 1. Buy new trolling motor and go a little faster, but deal with a big battery in cockpit with me (there any super light batteries that would give any range?) 2. Build weed eater long tail. Like this idea, but every thing I find on interwebz is from 2005-2012 or so. Do this really work, last or was that a fad and nobody tries anymore. 3. Buy a 2 is hp outboards from Yamaha, Honda etc. Don't like cost 4. Buy a air cooled outboard http://www.ioutboardmotors.com/2015-25-hp-2-stroke.html. little skeptical of how this would hold up. 5. Keep paddling????????? Do have a couple spots that I don't think I would want to paddle into, as well as a motor would make things easier. Any options I am missing. Thoughts?