I just bought a Predator Lo Pro X and want to use an electric trolling motor on it when I fish lakes over 150 acres or so. I was thinking that a Minn Kota with 30 lb thrust and a 30 inch shaft would be good. However, when I assembled it and pumped it up in the basement, the top of the motor mount is 20 inches above the floor. Assuming that the pontoon boat would sink 4-5 inches into the lake when I sit on it (I weigh 175 lbs), it seems to me that the top of the motor and handle wouldn't be much above the top of the motor mount when you get the prop deep enough to run efficiently and without much noise. Would it be better to get a 36 inch shaft on the motor? I am interested in finding out if anyone else has a predator Lo Pro X, Outlaw Predator or similar Scadden frameless pontoon boat and what motor they found worked well for them. I appreciate any insights you can give me, since this will be the first time I will be using an electric trolling motor on a pontoon boat.