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Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should #13890182 02/16/21 10:59 PM
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Look in the power and Alumacraft1540 from academy.
What do you think I should power this with? I’m also going to need a trailer. What do y’all think of the Academy Jon Boat trailer.

Thank y’all for your feedback

Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #13891963 02/18/21 03:19 AM
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I owned an alumacraft 14ft from academy for years. It sat on the trailer they sold. A 15hp mercury pushed it 21mph fairly loaded...I would suggest a 25hp with tilt n trim. My friend has a 1648 with a 25 he gets a solid 25-27mph another has same set up with a tilt n trim and gets 30mph. In bad conditions tilt in trim really helps keeps the nose up. I like mercury because their shifting is done with throttle advancement. So much nicer then a paddle shift. Their trailer is alright, I never had any problems with it. When the tire needed to be changed I opted for larger tires amd replaced the lights with led. Solid rig

Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: Alumacraft 14] #13892004 02/18/21 03:58 AM
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Thank you for the input I really appreciate it

Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #13892109 02/18/21 10:59 AM
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It is one of the better deals on a jon package.
That boat has 25hp max and I would go with that,
Merc 25 3 cyl will give great fuel economy, if you went with Merc 20 hp 2 cyl you would get ridiculous fuel economy with a very slight performance penalty.


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