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jdarr
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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject: small boats Reply with quote

Im not very familiar with small boats and engine ratings. Can you get away with having bigger engine than its motor rating. My question is will a 14 jon/skiff with a 15hp motor pull me with 2 people in the boat. Or do I need more?
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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you need a bigger motor

atleast 25+ Hp


I have a 16 x 5 flatbottom with a 30hp and i can pull a large rider with 4 ppl in the boat, two dogs, and all the extra skates and 5gallon spare tank

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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

25+. Even if the boat is shorter. Like a 14ft?
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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you want to pull a rider with over 300lbs in a boat you need 25 or bigger
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

15hp was pretty tough getting me out of the water with only the driver in the boat (carolina skiff j14 hull) back in the day. Led to lots of frustration when I was first learning to skate.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just get a 40 and youll never have to worry about it. I had a 40 on my 13ft and it was solid. if they rider was over 200+ lbs it was kinda rough, and took a while to plane off if there was no1 up front
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henrification
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah a 14ft with a 15hp doesn't really work, used to have one back when i was 15 and getting up behind it was always difficult
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You deffinanty need a bigger motor for riding. If you go over your motor rating though your boat insurance can drop you. Or somethin like that, dont quote me on that.
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