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  1. I'm thinking about a leftover 9.9 Yamaha. A little bigger than I need but the price is right. I think it will really push the boat at wide open throttle. So if I head in for lunch or move to a different location to fish using the kicker, it'll do some charging. The battery is a new group 29 deep cycle. Maybe I should have bought the 31 but I think I'll be in good shape even after buying new Cannon Magnum 5 downriggers which retrieve the balls at higher speeds. Thanks to all for the responses.
  2. I have been told the same thing at a local outboard dealer...that the alternator will only deliver about a 3 amp charge while trolling and that 3 amps won't even keep up with the Helix fishfinder and the downriggers on our boat. I'd appreciate it if others would comment.
  3. Kicker throttle control and alternator Thinking about replacing 1990s 9.9hp 2 stroke Johnson with a 4 stroke kicker for a Sea Nymph 17.5. I owned many years ago a 7.5 Honda without electric start. I could always start this motor with just one or two pulls and it had plenty of power for a 21 ft. fiberglass rig which was much heavier than the Sea Nymph.. So I am thinking about a similar size kicker which I will link to main motor with an EZ steer setup.. I'd like to have an alternator to charge batteries for sonar and downriggers and I'd also like to control the speed remotely without adding the control arm up front (which I have with the Johnson). This kicker will probably be kept if I ever buy a bigger boat, so I'd also consider a 9.9hp. What would folks recommend? Best to all from Lake Champlain. Tom
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