You are absolutely right about the go-fasts. I doubt you'll ever see these on cigs or Hustlers, etc. I don't spend too much time thinking about them though. I'm not familiar with your boat, but 47 kts with that hull shape surprises me. Are you running Arensons or jets, because over this way that would be a lot of boat to be pushed by I/O's? It looks like a boat that would definitely benifit from IPS. P.S., I realize that I'm sounding a bit like a salesman for IPS. NO way! Just like the results I've seen.
You've got the same concerns I had when I first saw this. As it was explained to me a catastrophic hit would be close in price, but maintain hull integrity so you'd avoid the result of droping your shafts. Again, not a salesman for IPS, but I like the questions being brought up. Anybody out there with reallife experience with the pods yet?