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    kicker motor question

    I fish out of 1650 fishhawk and was wondering if you guys think a 5 hp four stroke would be enough of a kicker to do some light trolling and get us around small lakes that don't allow anything larger then 9.9.
    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    I use a 17 foot Lund Pro Sport which is similar to your Fishhawk. I use a Honda 8 hp
    four stroke with a long shaft which gives me great control trolling while maintaining my
    cranking battery. I made a point of using the same gas fitting connection so I can come using either tank or either engine. You never know you may need to come on auxiliary power or when you may need to come home using the secondary tank. Hope this helps!
    jim

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    Make sure that you get a long shank motor. I use an old 8 hp Mariner that has a standard shaft and on my Alumacraft 1650 4 - 4.5 mpg is all I can get for trolling. I know it's the shaft length that limits its speed as the prop is not much below the bottom of the hull.

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