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I have a 16' aluminum mirrocraft. What size outboard should I get . Mainly I fish upground res. but may go nto the lake on ocasion.
 

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upgrounds are usually electric only or a 10hp limit (for the most part)
erie i would go with the biggest the boat is rated, but you could get away with smaller on relatively calm nearshore water. just my .02
 

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I have a 16' Lund wc 16 dlx. Have a 9.9 on it and with 2 people can get on
plane and achieve 13.7 mph gps. The 9.9 is great on gas, rarely use more
than 2 gal per trip out. Exception was spending the whole day w/4 adults
at St. Mary's last year just boating around the lake, used 5 gal. that day.
Also have the ability to pretty much use about every lake in the state.
That said and done I wouldn't mind finding a good quality used 20 or 25 for
those rare occasions (Lake Erie shore line)
 

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Man you want what ever the max HP rating is on your boat.You can always add electrics for the res.I run a LUND REBEL with a 50 Evinrude tiller.Came back across Erie from nine miles out at 27mph.yesterday and that was with a full livewell and a big dude sitting in the middle seat.Mother Erie,you just gotta love her!!!:D
 
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