I have had this debate a few times many years back on here. And I was always heavily fought against my thinking. On sponsons/notched transoms as a marginal at best benefit. As setup by most builders. Now in the last decade. I cannot think of one new good design with sponsons. So it seems the builders finally came around to my way of thinking. It just doesn't make sense on small HP under 60. And the lighter the motor. The less it is a benefit. And in some designs I believe to be a henderence. In actual fishing setup. Kinda like narrow beam sharp entry skiffs. That may ride better for the ten minute ride. But when you step on the bow and start fishing. You are drafting 10 plus inches in the FRONT. Might as well be in a bigger more versatile boat. But that's a whole other debate.