I love my rear electric trolling motor,but it has some flaws . . . .it slows me down when running with the gas motor,it has no stearring abilitys going backwards and the stearring not much better going forward.I meet a guy today and he built a hinged bracket for his.The bracket moves the motor back about a foot and allows you to flip up the electric for big motor running.
The man made it from stainless steel (very nice!)