Boat Question

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Txhunter93, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Txhunter93

    Txhunter93 New Member

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    I have a john boat is 12ft long and it is a flat bottom and i have no idea what size of motor to put on it.
     
  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    9.9 would probably be the biggest thing you would want to use on it. I have a 6 on my 12 footer, but a 9.9 would be fine.

    BTW: Welcome to the BOC from sunny South Carolina! LOTS of great folks and info here!
    BB in SC
     

  3. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Depends on how heavy the boat is. If it is just a standard jon boat then I think a 9.9 hp motor is as big a motor as I would put on it. Too much power can cause more harm than good.
     
  4. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    200 hp. Hold on Sparky.
     
  5. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i had a 15 ft. jon and had a 15 hp. on it, it was rated for 25 hp. max, the 15 was fine for the river but i wish i had the 25 on it for bigger water, you'll want to check the weight sticker if it has one, 2 strokes are lighter and smaller than 4 strokes so ya cant always go by the hp. rating