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Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster?

Posted By: Captain Cook

Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster? - 08/06/19 03:59 PM

I have a 30lb TM on the rear and a 40lb on the front and it's fine in creeks and parts of the lake when the wind isn't blowing. I have an 8hp Evinrude in the ahop that runs great but I'm thinking it would be too much for my little boat. Opinions are greatly appreciated.
Posted By: Cat finder

Re: Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster? - 08/06/19 04:12 PM

Yes. The factory transom would twist like pretty bad. You would likely endup building a transom like i have to get the height and a solid transom. [Linked Image]
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Posted By: Captain Cook

Re: Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster? - 08/06/19 06:29 PM

What size is your outboard Cat Finder?
Posted By: Cat finder

Re: Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster? - 08/06/19 08:41 PM

95 merc 4hp modded into a 5hp. By myself i need a throttle extension as i need to sit closer to the front to balance weight. It'll get up and go even with two people. Makes for a fun outting.
Posted By: Captain Cook

Re: Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster? - 08/07/19 03:39 AM

Lol. I can only imagine! I figured the 8hp would be too much. I don't need to go out there passing any of those pretty bass boats up throwing a rooster tail.
Posted By: Cat finder

Re: Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster? - 08/07/19 03:58 PM

Yeah they would flip when they see you flying by. Lol. Just dont tell them your catching more fish then them. 😆 the only concern I'd have with an 8hp is the weight. If its light weight id go for it and build a transom sorta like I did. Throttle to your liking. cheers
Posted By: BigLeslie

Re: Is a 8hp outboard too much for a 10ft Bass Buster? - 08/24/19 10:26 PM

used a 5hp on an 8ft buster for years...had to keep weight forward 8hp probably no bueno
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