Motor size

Discussion in 'Boating' started by beakus, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. beakus

    beakus New Member

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    what minimum size tiller motor should i try to find for my 18ft jon?it will be going out on some mid to large size lakes.
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    The smallest motor I would go with for an 18' boat would be 25hp. However I would suggest that you check out the tag rating for that boat and stay toward the top of that rating. I have an 18' Landau Brute that has a 40 hp and moves ir real good. I wish I had a 50-60 hp. I don't guess we are ever satisfied.Always put safety first. Good Luck on your search.:smile2: :lol:
     

  3. clintonhawg1

    clintonhawg1 New Member

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    I would think a 25 or 30 would be fine if you were happy running 15 to 20mph . Good luck .