I sunk a canoe when it tipped over with the battery years ago. There is not enough floatation in the canoe to handle the typical 60 pound lead battery and trolling motor. These weigh more than water for the same volume so you will need to purchase float bags and tie them into the boat. Or you need to tie in a big enough truck inner tube to float the battery and the motor.
They Old Town Guide is a great row boat. I recommend that you try oars instead. They are lighter, cheaper, less attractive to thieves, never lose their charge and work well in the roughest water you'd want to visit with your boat.
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
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