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fester posted 08-10-2001 07:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for fester   Send Email to fester  
I am considering purchasing a honda 15 horsepower outboard as a kicker for my 1978 20 foot outrage. I want to mount the motor on the transom next to the main motor and am not sure which shaft length I should get. The transom in this area measures between 20 to 21 inches depending on how the motor will fit on the boat. The honda is available in a 20 inch shaft and a 28 inch shaft. Which shaft length do you think I should get? Also, any ideas as to where to purchase this moter would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jeff

lhg posted 08-10-2001 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You need a 20" auxiliary. See photos on Cetacea Page 12.
Marco Whalo posted 08-11-2001 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Marco Whalo  Send Email to Marco Whalo     
I have a 1975 20' outrage with a kicker. You want the same length as the main engine (20"). This boat is great for a kicker. You can mount it right on the transom with no customization. I have a 6 HP. A 15HP would be more than enough. I mounted mine on the starboard side and it balance out the touque from the main engine.
sorcerer posted 08-11-2001 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
Fester do you have a 20'deep V outrage? The earlier slab sided Outrage was a 21! If a deep V you will need another solution than mentioned.

The transom on page 12 is not the same as the '78 deep V Outrage! This will not work.

Louie Kokinis posted 08-20-2001 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Louie Kokinis    
Fester: IMO a regular (non high thrust) 9.9 is the way to go. I had to change pitch by 2" on the 15 to get my trolling speed down.


andygere posted 08-20-2001 07:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
2 stroke 15 hp trolls great on my Montauk, and supplies enough power to actually get me home if the big motor quits. Other pluses: rope start works even if batteries are dead or electrical system fries and tiller throttle and steering works if cables break or bind. I think a 15 would be a good choice on a 20 foot Outrage.

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