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Big Spoon

15 HP Kicker on 18’ boat?

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Hey All,

 

Shopping for a motor with the intention of using it as a kicker on my 18’ Starcraft during warm weather, and throwing it on a 14-16 row boat in the fall for duck hunting/winter fishing.

 

Anyone here running a 15 hp kicker on a 17-19’ boat? Are you able to get below 1 mph?

 

Not against a 9.9, just trying to maximize utility.

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

 

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Used to be that many 15’s shared same block as a 9.9 - just were setup and rated at different specs.  So you can definitely use a 15 on an 18 footer.  To get under 1 mph you’ll need a trolling bag or buckets.  I use a bag on my Lund to get to .9 mph on my 17 foot Lund with an 8 hp.

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Another option is to re-prop it when using for trolling on the big boat. Small props are cheap & easy to swap out as needed.

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Another option is to re-prop it for when using for trolling on the big boat. Small props are cheap & easy to swap out as needed.

I like this idea. Thanks RF!


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On 2/29/2020 at 8:46 AM, Big Spoon said:

 

Hey All,

 

Shopping for a motor with the intention of using it as a kicker on my 18’ Starcraft during warm weather, and throwing it on a 14-16 row boat in the fall for duck hunting/winter fishing.

 

Anyone here running a 15 hp kicker on a 17-19’ boat? Are you able to get below 1 mph?

 

Not against a 9.9, just trying to maximize utility.

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app

 

 

 

Once you decide which HP to go with shoot me a message and I'll see what I can do for you on that engine.

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13 minutes ago, Yankee Troller said:

 

 

Once you decide which HP to go with shoot me a message and I'll see what I can do for you on that engine.

Thanks Rick, I sent you a PM.

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