I do have a set of paddles on board as emergency propulsion but basically the jet unit on the Honda handles whatever there is.
I don't drift it and when fishing it's a park and wade thing. There is no beauty in trying to bring a salmon or trout to the boat and then net it. That always turns into a circus so I don't do it.
When I get around to writing up last weeks Copper River trip you'll see why the motor is the ticket.
I'm here when you're ready Larry