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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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Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #13953821 04/09/21 04:20 PM
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My 14-foot flats skiff(see my post titled Old/New Tin Boat) has a Yamaha 15 4-stroke now, and it'll go 25 with just me, and about 20 with another friend aboard. The 25 should be great for that boat. I really, really, wish I had electric start and tilt'n'trim, but the budget wouldn't allow that. I saw a kit to add electric start to mine for about $300. I'll probably do that eventually. Good luck, IslandJim


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Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #13977541 04/28/21 06:52 PM
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If you can afford it, max the HP rating for your boat. In my opinion, underpowered boats are dangerous.

Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #13979103 04/29/21 06:45 PM
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20-25 will do nicely.


Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #14016500 05/31/21 04:47 PM
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I've had lots of jon boats and its hard to beat a 25 horse on that size boat.

Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #14180697 11/03/21 09:49 PM
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I'm with Cmack

Re: Looking to power a alumacraft 1540 What do you think I should [Re: J-man] #14201401 11/24/21 06:45 PM
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i have a nice 25hp Nissan (made by tohatsu) 2007 w/ 206hrs
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