I have a johnson 9.9 and fish in a lake covered up in lily pads. There are plenty of boat trails and channels to get to where I am fishing and don't usually drive more than 10 yards into the pads. If I tilt the motor up high enough it can go through the majority of the pads. As long as the motor is still peeing is there anything to worry about? I don't want to mess up the motor, and just want to double check. Thanks for the help.