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Discussion in 'BUY AND SELL - MAKE $$$ - GET CHEAP DEALS' started by kyledbarnes, Mar 17, 2009.
between 25hp and 50 for a riveted aluminum v-hull boat i have, 'bout 14 1/2'
Not knowing the width or weight of your boat, All I can say is you need to
stay as close to the max. hp rating as possible. Having a small boat over-
powered is as dangerous as a cocked cannon. If your boat doesn't have
a max. hp and weight plate on the inside of the transom check with the
manufactuor. I have a 16' Lowe Big John and its rated for 35 hp. On a 14
and 1/2' vee bottom I think a 50 or any thing close would be very unwise.
As far as make or brand of outboard I think its a matter of personal preferance
they are all good and they all give problems from time to time. Good Luck
with your boat and be safe.
Just a tid bit for ya, I have a 14ft v-hull also with a 15 HP motor on it. and it can really move. i think that v-hulls cut the water a lot better which is why its so quick, so unless your in a super super hurry, you really don't need more than 15...jmo
Add my 2 cents...I am running a 9.5 on mine and the gas usage is great and it is more then enough power - not super fast -- but has enough guts to handle wakes from larger faster boats...