I bought this for use with an 80 pound fishing kayak. It seems to work pretty good when I take it to a low flowing river and in Lakes. However if there is a strong wind or a strong flow then it can be more of a challenge. I weigh about 220 pounds so with my dear we are probably pushing 350 pounds. Maybe a 30 pound thrust is not enough for me but I would still like to see a little bit more power.
Still, it is quiet and works like a dream other than the slow pace that I will sometimes go. I would still recommend this product however I would be leery about using just 30 pounds for anything heavier than an 80-pound boat.
This a great trolling motor pushes my 12ft. fishing boat very nice--no problems at all
Good little motor.
This little motor is an excellent choice for using just to get to the "right spot". I did find that it was a little sluggish if the weight in the boat is not distributed just exactly right and I don't think it would work on anything but an inflatable boat. But all in all, great for the price and what I wanted it for. I would recommend this product.