If it swims then it trolls. If you have to impart action then you still have to do that on the troll but I guess that's less work then cast, impart action, retrieve, impart action, repeat and cast again. Can't see why it won't work and key is dialing in the right speed for that specific lure. Might be considerably less then a normal spread.
Had some good hits off of a Nomad Madscad 150 last week (in Okinawa). Speed about 5~6 knots, good action, stays in the water well, and you can feel the good vibrating action when you get the speed dialed in. I'd never risk anything like a Carpenter on the troll though when you can do well with lures at 1/3 the price.