So I like fishing from my drift boat so much that I want to take it everywhere I want to fish, some where a motor would come in handy: big, slow, deep rivers with little current, estuaries with small tidal flow, lakes with winds that I don't want to have to row against, and class 1 and 2 rivers where I do not need a motor. I should have three boats - but I can only afford one. Since I don't want the hassle of batteries necessary to an electric troller and in the absence of a plug in electric powered drift boat with a motor well, and since my drift boat has no well anyway, I guess that I will have to help out our friends at BP (LOL) and buy an outboard that I surmise I will have to mount on the bow (upstream) and that means that unless the motor can be offset from the centerline I will have to offset the bow (upststream) anchor to the side and live with sway when I don't need the motor. I just would not use the anchor at the bow (upstream end) when I use the motor for fear of damaging the lower end & prop of the motor, even if I had a side mount. If I can offset the motor I can just chuck (not use when I have the motor on) the bow anchor in favor of a stern (downstream) anchor for use once again on "big, slow, deep rivers with little current, estuaries with small tidal flow, lakes with winds that I don't want to have to row against" wherein bow downstream would not be such a big deal (certainly an improvement on lakes)? Can I offset the motor from the centerline and still track o.k? The motor guys (who all work for BP) say yes since there is no keel. Like I said, I am sure that I am trying to do too much with this boat that was not designed for all that I want to do! John Steinbeck "...some have said they have felt a boat shudder before she struck a rock, or cry when she beached and the surf poured into her. This is not mysticism, but identification; man, building this greatest and most personal of all tools, has in turn received a boat-shaped mind, and the boat, a man-shaped soul."