Re: Re: What is a good size motor?

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Posted by graeme2004 ( on November 10, 2005 at 11:23:09:

In Reply to: Re: What is a good size motor? posted by rpendergraft on November 04, 2005 at 18:11:49:

It is my understanding that in the U.S. you must comply to the rated hp. Up here in stupid is what stupid does land you can run what ya brung.

I have a 1976 14 foot runabout - I am running a 60hp 3 cylinder Johnson and it works fine with 2 or more people on-board. With only 1 person it is only good in less than 3 inch ripples otherwise it's a pain in the butt. It is rated for a 40 but it should be noted that the original transom was raised by a good 8 inches to accomodate the long shaft motor... It burns, no word of a lie way less gas than most boats out there so I guess it is the right engine choice. I also have a huge 14 by 17 prop which helps...

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