Kaskaskia Question

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by Goodbie, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Goodbie

    Goodbie New Member

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    I am considering buying an Xpress 1652 with a 25 HP motor. I've never been on the Kaskaskia and don't know what kind of current there is from time to time. Will the 25 HP be enough to push 2 of us between Evansville and New Athens without wishing I had spent more $$ on a bigger motor?
     
  2. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    Valmeyer, Illinois
    I've used a 9.9 merc. on my 14' jon boat never had any problems.
     

  3. Flyingpig

    Flyingpig New Member

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    Lakewood, Illinois
    I know I'm upstream from you on the Kaskaskia, but we've always got around pretty good using anything from a 9.9 to a 40 horse motor on our boats.
     
  4. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

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    Mannford. Oklah
    It seems that no matter what size you have, you always want something bigger, boat or motor. Good luck in your fishing endeavors.