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Old 02-26-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default What size kicker motor do you have?

I have a 24ft wellcraft center console and I'm in the market to get a kicker/get home motor. I'm not looking to troll just use it an emergency motor. What size should I get? I found a 9.9 johnson...would this do it?
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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I've got an old22 footer with a cabin, weighs about 3500 lbs bare, I think. I've used both a 25 hp Johnson kicker and a 12 hp Tohatsu, both of which do fine, the 25 better, obviously.

I would think 9.9 would push it home in fair seas, but if there was weather to consider I'd want a little more. Keeping headway and steerage in a little sea might be tough.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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towboat us

cheap

no maintence
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:02 PM   #4
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I've got a 23' CC and my kicker is my 2nd 200HP Yamaha. I also have Tow Boat US as a redundant safety feature
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Jack Hexter (2/26/2010)I've got a 23' CC and my kicker is my 2nd 200HP Yamaha. I also have Tow Boat US as a redundant safety feature
dang...

Hate to see the bill at the gas station!
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:25 PM   #6
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dont know about the gas bill but i bet the beatch will fly!
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:45 PM   #7
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Bought my boat with a kicker bracket already on it, then started pricing kickers, then thought about the maintenance, then thought about the off center weight...you get the idea. Decided to just get Sea Tow instead. A 9.9 would do it though. So would an 8 or a 15. Anything else propbably would be a waste from what I have read anyhow.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
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SEATOW, SEATOW, SEATOW. alot cheaper than a kicker
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:40 AM   #9
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Seatow :bowdown the only way to go
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:24 PM   #10
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I have to agree with all the Sea Tow comments- easiest $150 I spend every year!
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