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motor size? Help

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by ocdfishguy, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. I have a 68, 16ft, starcraft, closed bow,pleasure style boat with a 58, 40hp johnson. The boat was the right price (free). The motor is running fine but has had some problems starting once out on the water. I would like to fish hoover this year, so do you think a 9.9 would work fine? I don't want to run around at mach 7 but I don't want the fish to swim faster than me moving, LOL. I plan on using the boat for a few more years.
  2. DaleM

    DaleM Original OGF Staff Member

    A 9.9 will do a great job for you. Like you said your not going to water ski just fast enough to get around the lake. Again yes it will do a great job. Enjoy!

  3. Procraftboats21

    Procraftboats21 Original OGF Member

    id say nothin less than a 225 :D
  4. crankus_maximus

    crankus_maximus Crankus Baitus Maximus

    Get one of those 9.9's and hop it up to a 15. A little extra juice. he-he.