Make a mercury 25 look like a 15?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by tbartek, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. tbartek

    tbartek New Member Supporting Member

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    My local lake has a 20 hp limit. I'm getting a new pontoon but want to put a 25 hp merc on it. Can you just change decals? Where do you get them? Should I go with the 15 hp instead? Just a few questions LOL
     
  2. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    I don't think that you can change out covers. I guess that you could do decals.

    I remeber my grandpa had a 9.9 for lake arthur he had the Jets changed in the carb so it like a 15.

    If you got a 15 you could have it bored it bored out and stuff like that but you can run into more promblems down the line.

    a 15 would be cheaper.

    Good Luck

    Josh
     

  3. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    My buddy did that. He put decals on his 15 so it looked like a 9.9. He was even stopped by CO's and they never said a thing. I'd just call the motor company, i'm sure they can steer you in the right direction
     
  4. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I would just go with the 15hp motor. You wouldn't want to get caught trying to break any laws would you?
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    agreed, the price you pay if your caught could be steep.
     
  6. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    Dude I wouldn't risk it

    PA game commison thing is out in full fource!!


    Josh
     
  7. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    You could go with the Merc.15 Big Foot.That would give you a legal motor with the larger motors foot and prop.It also comes in a 25 inch length if you wished to mount your motor higher for rough water and waves. Please let us know what you decide and how it works out.peewee-williams
     
  8. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Sure, go ahead, just please let us all know what the fine is. Inquiring minds like ours, wanna know.
     
  9. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I would think your local lake is trying to control erosion, not wet on your parade. They try to placate property owners by restricting the size of the waves/wakes on the lake. It is a two footed shoe...as the sportsman you want the 25 HP and as a property owner you would think a trolling motor is too much. Try to see their point and if you still want a bigger motor, go to a different lake.