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Minnow Killer
02-09-2005, 09:54 PM
I was recently given a jon boat and trailer but no motor. Any suggestions on the size motor I would need for this boat. Does anyone have one they want to get rid of?

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
02-09-2005, 10:14 PM
9.9 or 25hp will to take care of you. You could go bigger but, what size of lake do you plan on fishing?

bentpole
02-09-2005, 10:18 PM
Look on the boat for the yellow tag.It will have the max H.P rating for that boat.
I'd stay as close to it as I could.The boat will preform better in that range.>>>>Bentpole

FishCrazed
02-09-2005, 10:29 PM
I've got a great deal on an older Mercury 200 25hp...$600

see a pic and more details here...
http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49864

unknown 5
02-10-2005, 08:54 AM
I run a 9.9 on my 16' Jon but it is marginal on power, it doesn't push my boat fast enough to plane out on windy days. I like it though and it gets me everywhere I want to go. If you look around and keep your cash handy, a good boat motor will find you at a reasonable price. Try them out before buying, there are alot of major head aches out there.

ShilohRed
02-10-2005, 12:17 PM
I have a 25 on a 1754 and it runs about 25 with me in it. And thats a 4-stroke.
Pete

Minnow Killer
02-10-2005, 09:09 PM
I have a 25 on a 1754 and it runs about 25 with me in it. And thats a 4-stroke.
PeteI found a friend with 2 motors. One is a mercury 9.5 and the other is a mercury 15. THE 15hp is only 1 year old and has 10 hrs on it. He is asking $1200. Do you think this would be a good deal?

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
02-10-2005, 10:53 PM
I found a friend with 2 motors. One is a mercury 9.5 and the other is a mercury 15. THE 15hp is only 1 year old and has 10 hrs on it. He is asking $1200. Do you think this would be a good deal?
If the 15hp only has 10 hours on it. That would be what I would call a great deal ;)

fiddlefarter
02-10-2005, 11:00 PM
If the 15hp only has 10 hours on it. That would be what I would call a great deal ;)


I would also agree that is an awesome deal. Thats a $2000 motor for $1200

unknown 5
02-11-2005, 08:01 AM
I am not sure, but I believe a 9.9 HP can be boosted to a 15 HP with a carborator change. My experiance with deals to good to be true is that they often turn out to be untrue. I certainly would want to see any motor run before I bought it.

Minnow Killer
02-11-2005, 08:16 AM
I am not sure, but I believe a 9.9 HP can be boosted to a 15 HP with a carborator change. My experiance with deals to good to be true is that they often turn out to be untrue. I certainly would want to see any motor run before I bought it.
I agree with you Redtick but this is a good friend who is on my deer lease and I have known for years. The first thing he said was he would help me mount the motor on the boat and I could use it for a week to see if I like it.

ShilohRed
02-11-2005, 08:07 PM
Sounds like a good deal But i would look at auto trader.Com and look under the boat and motor part. There's a blue book there that will tell you what the motor is worth.

Three years ago. I got a Yamaha 25 Hp 4-stroke still in the box for $2500/.

Pete

fiddlefarter
02-11-2005, 10:41 PM
There are a couple of motors on tradertennessee.com.

I have a 18 horse E'rude and I thought about letting it go but dang we've had that motor a long time and I think I'll hang on to it. Haven't started it in a year. Ordered a recoil starter for it. Got it today, put it on, put motor down in garbage can full of water, pulled on it six times and it firedright up.

I think in gonna sell the 15' Orlando Clipper v-hull its on though. New floors and deck. Running lights. Well built boat will last someone a long time. It's a good crappie boat. Dad brought it home on my 12th birthday. In the last 15 years its seen many a crappie. I might cry if I do get rid of it but I got another boat and I just don't think I'll use it anymore. Good boat cheap if anybody's interested.

tarfu
02-12-2005, 01:17 PM
howdy; rule of thumb for outboards was, till the four-strokes entered the picture, $100.00 per horse(new). nowdays that's been up'ed just abit. then everyone wants to get thier investment back either in full or as close to it as possiable. you just have to make your best deal. [B]but always be sure to get a compression check done and at the VERY LEAST run it in a 55gal drum (smaller moters). tarfu

BeauxBeaux
02-12-2005, 11:07 PM
Down here most people use a 25 on a flat, I have a 40. The Johnson 2-stroke 25's were about 2000,00 at the end of last summer,

Minnow Killer
02-13-2005, 08:24 AM
Down here most people use a 25 on a flat, I have a 40. The Johnson 2-stroke 25's were about 2000,00 at the end of last summer,
I would rather have a 25hp but for the price the 15hp may do. I don't need to fly to my crappie holes but I want enough motor to get me there before dark.