whats max hp on this boat

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by runabout199, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. runabout199

    runabout199 New Member

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    i have a 78 sears rocket 14 ft v hull ne one know what max hp motor i can run on this. i have no decks its basically a hull. i have had a 9.9 on it and it was fine. a friend told me he would go for a 25 hp but i have read people going with 35 hp on 14 ft boats. would some flooring help with max hp being it would make the boat heavier and counter the weight of the motor? i really want a new boat but cant afford right now. i think maybe 15 hp - 20 hp would be enough to move the boat really well. i think it would handle a 115 but not sure on the 20 strickly for weight reasons. i dont have a bilge cause i dont have a way to charge batteries up while running . just seams pointless to buy a 80 dollar batterie just to have to charge everytime i take it out. any info would be great . thanks brothers and sisters.
     
  2. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    This is a dumb question, but I'm assuming the capacity plate has disapeared over the years? Might have just been painted over or be in an odd spot.
     

  3. jrack1

    jrack1 New Member

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    1978 Sears 61814

    This Sears outboard utility has a aluminum hull, is 13.5 feet long and 45 inches wide at the widest point. The boat weighs approximately 72 pounds with an empty fuel tank and without any gear or passengers. The maximum horsepower we have listed for this outboard boat is 7.5 hp . If repowering you will want to verify the max horsepower for safety and to make sure your insurance company will insure your boat. New engines are expensive so having the manual for your engine is a great investment.

    Despite the aluminum hull on this utility, we recommend that the boat be kept dry and covered in order to preserve the value of the boat. Proper care and regular maintenance can help your craft stay nice and increase resale value. We have included some outboard engine information since a boat isn't much good without a good, reliable source of power.

    Information on this page is provided to you as a free service of iboats.com. Because this information has come from many sources we can not guarantee its accuracy. Even if this information is the same as the original factory specs, boats are sometimes modified. Thus, for safety and other reasons, it is a good idea to verify information here to make sure it matches up with your boat. For additional information, we recommend the iboats forums and a boating safety course. Engine Information:Boat Max HP : 7.5 hp
     
  4. jrack1

    jrack1 New Member

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    mo.
    1978 Sears 61814

    This Sears outboard utility has a aluminum hull, is 13.5 feet long and 45 inches wide at the widest point. The boat weighs approximately 72 pounds with an empty fuel tank and without any gear or passengers. The maximum horsepower we have listed for this outboard boat is 7.5 hp . If repowering you will want to verify the max horsepower for safety and to make sure your insurance company will insure your boat. New engines are expensive so having the manual for your engine is a great investment.

    Despite the aluminum hull on this utility, we recommend that the boat be kept dry and covered in order to preserve the value of the boat. Proper care and regular maintenance can help your craft stay nice and increase resale value. We have included some outboard engine information since a boat isn't much good without a good, reliable source of power.

    Information on this page is provided to you as a free service of iboats.com. Because this information has come from many sources we can not guarantee its accuracy. Even if this information is the same as the original factory specs, boats are sometimes modified. Thus, for safety and other reasons, it is a good idea to verify information here to make sure it matches up with your boat. For additional information, we recommend the iboats forums and a boating safety course. Engine Information:Boat Max HP : 7.5 hp
     
  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I had a Sears 14 ft Gamefisher, I think it was about 1978 or so. The plate on it said 9.9 hp, but the one I had on it was a Montgomery Ward 7.5 hp. Plenty of motor for it. Made a 5 ft rooster tail out the back an could actually get on a reasonable plane, given time. Took my brother & sister-in-law out in it once an she told my brother to sign a check an hand it to me for me to fill out the price. That's how bad she wanted that boat. LOL