Originally Posted by Wild_Bill
I have an electric aux on my Zodiac Futura. Don't be put off.
In fact, I tested it out recently and it works just fine. I've got a Riptide 45/SC from Minn Kota that I got new for US$250. I also got a deep-cycle battery and battery box. I can fit the motor on the transom next to my Honda. I can install it while on the water in about two minutes and it moves my boat at the blistering speed of 3 mph, which is enough to get me home if it's calm, or at least point me into the waves if it's rough. It's light and reliable, and maintenance requirements are virtually zero. It's nice having a backup means of propulsion that is more effective than paddles (which I also have).