I use a Newport Vessels
, 55# thrust on a 10' Livingston. Motor
cost about $200 on Amazon. I haven't traveled distances, but use it as a utility boat
around my dock
. It makes about 7-8 knots. I use the terminals shown on Amazon for about $7. It makes switching between batteries
easy. I've been using a standard car battery
for about 4 years, but I don't draw it way down.
I now chain my motor
to the boat
. I had 2 stolen.