I ran them for years. If I had to choose I would take a good 2 stroke motor over a mud motor any day of the week. I never got 27 miles per hour with gear 3 guys and a dog. Out of all the motors I had, the fastest made 22 MPH with a light load. Now it was on a heavy 20 foot gator trax. Everything little thing different will effect the performance. I can't help but think a little 60 yamahammer on the back of that Gator Trax would make it skip like a flat stone going across the water. With a tunnel on that Gator Trax and a 60 you could run an easy 5 inches of water. Do you really have to have somethhing that will run through straight mud. I like to think I have hunted the bad lands, the spot where nobody else could get to. Well that is all I was doing was thinking. I could have gone out to the bay and killed the same 6 ducks without having to go way back in the marsh. If you sit back and approach this with an educated pro and con thought process, I see it as a no brainer. Aluminum, 2 stroke, center console, rod holders, Shiner Bock. What else do you need?