I am gettin' old and finding it difficult to pole in deep water, so for the first time in my life I am looking at buying a trolling motor. I know most think it a bit light for my boat, I have a Scout 177 flats boat, but am looking at a 55 lb. thrust Riptide. Now my main question is, does anyone have an opinion on Minn Kota's 3X steering? Is this really that much of an advantage? And secondly does anyone have any experience with their compact mounting system? I believe it is their SE model. Is it that much smaller? Anyway, thanks in advance for any help or comments. I sure couldn't get much from their website.