I agree. Wish we could get more guys to ask the IDNR to allow us to use the bigger motors at Idle speed at Hovey's and Turtle Creek and Dogwood. Now Dogwood I use my boat there once and use the electric trolling motor. I took my cousin up there and we caught a few smaller bass and had fun. No keepers mind you but we did catch a lot on ultra light spinning outfits using 4 lb test line and casting charlie brewer crappie sliders. Used those small plastic grubs with the flip tail that goes up and down as you retrieve the bait back to you. That flipper tail drives the bass wild. If you are having problems getting the bass to bite on cranks then give these 1/16 to 1/8 oz sliders jig head and grubs a try. Add some Dr Juice Bass Attractant and it will be hard to keep the bass off the bait.
My boat is hard to retrieve at the launch ramp using ropes. So this will be nice to be able to fire up the engine and drive the boat back onto the trailer like I do at all the other lakes I fish. I still will use a rope to launch the boat as I think it's faster that way. I just attach a 75 ft long rope to the front of my boat's bow and then to my trailer and unhook everything else. I can back the boat into the water and it will slide off the trailer and out into the lake. With a long rope I can pull the boat trailer up free of the water without pulling the boat back to shore. I just set the brake and stop the engine and hop out of the truck and go grab the rope and pull the boat to shore. I have quick connects snaps on each end of the rope so I can unhook the rope from the boat trailer and then snap it onto the handicap railing and then get the truck and go park. I came back and unhook the rope, put it away and push off and I am ready to fish. Now I can get into the boat and not have to push it off the bank and get the trolling motor ready. Now I can simply go to the back of the boat and put all my weight back there. This lifts the bow up and makes it easier to get the boat off the concrete ramp. Now I can use the gas motor to slowly back off the ramp and get to my fishing spots.
I like the fact that we can use the gas motor to launch and recover our boats. Just don't fire up the motor too much or you will cause erosion at the end of the ramp where the concrete ends and the mud begins. I hope that is not a problem. I know at Hovey's the DNR office gal said that was a problem there. Big motors were used to put the boats on and off the trailer and that was washing the mud away at the bottom of the concrete ramp. That left a big hole there and the concrete was actually breaking near the end of the ramp. Not sure why they can't just put some heavy limestone rip ramp right at the base of the concrete under the water. That should help stabilize that area. And it should be at the end of the ramp where it's deep enough to prevent the rocks from hitting the boat's props.