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Kicker motor question.

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by ParmaBass, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. ParmaBass

    ParmaBass Kiss The Converse

    Do you guys think a 7.5hp is enough for a kicker? I have a 16' fiberglass boat (Galaxy). It's not a real heavy boat. The price is right on this motor, I just don't know anything about kicker motors.
     
  2. Hetfieldinn

    Hetfieldinn Staff Member

    7.5 will be fine for the Galaxy.
     

  3. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    i use a 4 for my 16ftr
     
  4. K gonefishin

    K gonefishin Eye Slayer

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    I see the yammy T-8 on many 17-23 foot boats that weight twice your rig and it's a great kicker, you might want to look at a 4 blade prop for more thrust and control though. 7.5 will be perfect
     
  5. I'd say it depends on how you will use it. Trolling only? I have a 9.9 on a 17.5 foot Lund Tyee (aluminum) and it's great. Will you be using it to fish 10HP lakes? Top end with mine is a neck snapping 7MPH! LOL It gets the job done, but not in a hurry! I guess my definition of "kicker" would be a motor that can do both. If the price is right, what have you to lose?
     
  6. ParmaBass

    ParmaBass Kiss The Converse

    Thanks guys. It would be a kicker motor 90% of the time and the rest of the time it would be used fishing no wake lakes (Portage).