Since I'm not buying a boat in the near future I decided to give a new dr brand a try. The install went pretty easily as there were already holes drilled in the existing mounting plate, and so far, the scotty power cable has worked just fine. I will likely end up drilling a hole for the cannon plug mounter eventually. I also went with an inline circuit breaker rather than a fuse, so I'll see how that ends up working. Good so far: The thing is so damn quiet compared to scotties, I was surprised. I also liked the power down feature more than I thought. My initial thinking was that when bouncing bottom with the power down, there would be huge rats nests to deal with, but that was not the case. Also, having the rod holder inboard was super nice, especially with shin high gunnels. Retrieving the weight was also much easier than I thought, even without an up tilting mount. I'm also really impressed that the cannon comes with a built in fuse. Not so good: The auto stop annoying on my setup because it stops about 2" from the boom which makes me nervous every time. Not really the dr's fault because it wouldn't be an issue with a more appropriate freeboard. Also, with the magnum series I don't know how you would stack clips. While retrieving the weight is fine, deploying it is much more difficult. Finally, and probably the most frustrating so far is that the cable gets slightly tangled coming up. Per recommendations, I've tried setting up the ball hook as a fair lead, but that seems to have no effect, and there's really only about one position you can securely install it in. I'll have to keep messing with it. Anyways, if anyone is curious has questions about switching let me know. Or suggestions on the fair lead would be appreciated.