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kicker motor size

12/13/15 @ 2:14 PM
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wolfm
User since 7/17/08
I have a 17 ft smoker craft. presently have a 2stroke 8hp mariner for a kicker, I want to go to a 4 stroke, I am wondering if a 5hp mercury would be sufficient, I see most people using 9.9 but I really don't want to add any more weight to the back of the boat then necessary looking for opinions thnkx

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12/13/15 @ 5:28 PM
MPOPP
MPOPP
User since 3/28/11
I was looking at options. I went with 9.9 because it had a larger block and smoother run. The single cylinder kickers ran rough in my opinion. I have a 17 foot Lund.

12/13/15 @ 2:24 PM
Badgerloader
User since 4/10/11
Get a two cylinder kicker if you want a smooth trolling motor. If your main consideration is price, you can get a low price on a lightly used 1 cylinder - the owner is dumping it.

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