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QUESTION -- SMALL MOTOR #13172447 05/31/19 10:02 PM
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How BIG do I need
How small will do the work
to push a 14ft semi V nose flat bottom aluminum boat with me / TM and fishing gear ????
doesn't need to go 30 mph --- just go across the water

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Re: QUESTION -- SMALL MOTOR [Re: flukeman83] #13172489 05/31/19 10:50 PM
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had a 14 x 48 Lowes that i powered with a 15 Johnson and it did fine. no speedo, but i feel iike it was doing 20 mp or close to it.


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Re: QUESTION -- SMALL MOTOR [Re: flukeman83] #13172493 05/31/19 10:54 PM
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I had a 14 foot V-bottom aluminum boat for years that had a Merc 18HP on it. That motor was more than enough for me, my buddy, and all of our hear in that little boat. My recollection was that it GPS'd about 24MPH. Plenty fast enough for a small boat.

If the weather gets bad and you are on a big lake in a boat that small, you need to beach it on the nearest shore and wait out the storm.

Re: QUESTION -- SMALL MOTOR [Re: flukeman83] #13172496 05/31/19 10:59 PM
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fluke: 15 HP will do all you need, maybe not all you want. Wasn't that the message in a Rolling Stones song?
I just bought a 14 ft vee-bow aluminum boat. The owner had a 15 Yamaha 4-stroke on it and it would go 30! I have a 9.8 2-stroke on it and it will go 15.
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Re: QUESTION -- SMALL MOTOR [Re: flukeman83] #13172901 06/01/19 01:17 PM
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15hp will do the job well surprisingly well.

Re: QUESTION -- SMALL MOTOR [Re: flukeman83] #13174490 06/03/19 01:35 PM
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9.9hp or 15hp will move you pretty good! I had a 8hp four stroke Honda on a 14ft flat bottom, with just me and my gear I use an app on my phone for speed and it would read 10-12 mph.

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