Seasick, I would have expected slip to be worse at low speeds. Good to know. I'll have to check what my numbers come out to be with what I have now for comparison.
Dennis, we use 2 bags with our ox66. It's a bit of a PIA because the engine doesn't like low rpms for long periods of time and it really impacts handling. It would be nice to get away from them entirely.
...and I don't want a kicker. A trolling plate helps, but it really kills efficiency even with it up. I'm hoping to find a less is more solution!
An etec might work because the idle speeds are a lot lower, but the inconsistant quality and rigging issue horror stories is a turn off.