I installed this motor on a 14' aluminum fishing boat. I was looking for just simple and reliable and this motor delivers. You just slap it on the boat and go, no batteries to wire to, no gas and oil to mix, just quick and easy. It pushes the boat to about 5 mph, which is quite a bit faster than any other trolling motors, it even starts to make a small wake. The battery only lasts about an hour at that speed, but slowing down to 3 mph increases that time to several hours. My one complaint so far, is the motor doesn't indicate which way to turn the control for forward or reverse, so I was trying to figure that out as I approached the dock. I marked with a sharpie until I remember it.