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quick question

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so.. i noticed that bps has 3.5hp merc on sale. not too sure if its a good deal or not but then im just thinking, would 3.5hp be strong enough for my 16ft, 700lb crestliner as a kicker?

 

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kevin

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On a calm day it will get you where you're going, you might want to presubmit your Canada pension request though. I tried a 3HP on the back of my 16' Princecraft, bare fishing boat, just not enough with the slightest wind. I would not do it.

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Kevin, I had a 6 hp kicker on my Crestliner and even that wouldn't turn the boat into a good crosswind unless I cranked it right up.

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Mines about 1400 pounds including the motor Kevin and the 6 hp moved it fine but just had problems in a turn with a good crosswind, but it would probably work well on yours.

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Many people suggest a kicker of at least 10% the max rating of the boat. My boat is rated for 28 hp and a 3 hp is just big enough so I'd say its a fair estimate.

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