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14' Tracker Jon motor?

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by eness76, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. I'm going to purchase a 14' Tracker 1436 and I'm trying to decide between a 6hp and the 9.8hp Tohatsu/Nissan outboards. Do you guys think a 6 would be enough for the job with 2 sometimes 3 adults or should I just bite the bullet (extra $400) and get the 9.8? Thanks,
    Eric
     
  2. flounder

    flounder 2 min 30 sec from Hoover

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    Get the 9.8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be sorry if you don't. I have an older 8.0 hp and will be looking for a 9.9 this winter.
     

  3. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    i'd go with the 9.8.not sure if i'd go 4 stroke due to extra weight.that boat is really a 2 person boat,even though rated for 3.weight limit is the important factor and unless you're all(3) small,you'll exceed the app.450 pound limit.not that it won't float with the extra weight,but i could be a potential problem,if not safety wise,then from a legal standpoint.johnny law will frown on you for being overweight.
    lakeraider can testify to that:D;)
     
  4. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    9.8 all the way - you'll be sorry if you don't.

    Oh, and a big thumbs up on Tohatsu/Nissan motors!
     
  5. Alright guys, thanks for all the help, and fast too. I guess it's 9.8 all the way.
     
  6. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

    I have that same boat. I have added casting decks and the whole "bass boat" setup. I have a 9.9 hp and wish I had more!
     
  7. Not sure if you would be intrested in a used outboard. If you are I have a like brand new Nissan 9.8 I bought it new at Cabelas 3 yrs. ago and only used it 4 or 5 times. PM me if you are intrested
     
  8. thanks for the offer, but I've already got one inbound.