Re: Motor recommendations?

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Posted by Spike ( on November 14, 2005 at 15:29:51:

In Reply to: Motor recommendations? posted by A.X. Dopman on November 14, 2005 at 13:47:16:

I don't know if Evinrude is making smaller Etech
motors but you should consider them or a motor with similar technology.I know they do a 40.
Now as far as your boat goes The rated horse power for the basic 14 footers ranges from 15 to 40 hp.Your boat should have a tag with the max rating.If not one way to check is to measure all the demensions on your boat and compare it to the models on the builders sites.
Go with the biggest you can afford and is safe for your boat.You don't need to run wide open if you end up with a big motor but you will have that spare power if you need it.
You don't usually here anyone say "boy I wish I had a smaller motor".

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