I have been trolling with my 90hp evinrude etec, and sick of fouling plugs. I am thinking of a 9.9 merc 4 stroke kicker. Beyond that I dont know what to get. I know I want it hooked into my existing gas tank, and have it hooked to my outboard so i can use the steering wheel. I would also like the throttle controls by my evinrude controls along with electric start and have the kicker charge my cranking battery. Whay bracket should i get? And with all that I want with this setup, am I looking at the wrong kicker, or should i get something else. I have a 17.5 ft alumacraft trophy if that makes any difference in selection. Thanks
kicker motor and setup question
So I finally pulled the trigger and bought a mercury pro kicker 9.9 with electric trim and start. It also has the remote setup so I can steer with my steering wheel. My question is when I am in plane and the kicker trimmed up all the way the 2 straps that are attached to the kicker to make it more rigid dont allow me to turn the steering wheel. I have to lower the kicker 30 degrees so I can turn the steering wheel some. When I take the straps off I have full use of steering wheel. Do I need those straps on the kicker, or just having it trimmed up all the way enough?
the 4 stroke kicker can be hooked up to the boats main fuel tank using a "T" junction in the fuel line. Just make sure there are bulbs between the T and motor for both the main motor and kicker
I have a 2 stroke etec. The oil tank for the etec is under the cover. Dont need external oil tank for the etec. I thought the kickers had there own oil tank inside the engine like my etec.
Any brands or certain years I sbould stay away from. Looking at 2004 mercury 2 stroke with bracket and controls with low hours for 1300. Or a 2000 mercury bigfoot 4 stroke with bracket and controls for 1700. Any suggestions
17.5 ft alumacraft trophy
I would say 25 the transom on that it exlarge in height
Do I need a 20 or 25 inch shaft?