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Frayed Knot posted 06-28-2002 05:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for Frayed Knot   Send Email to Frayed Knot  
I would like to buy a 5 hp kicker for my 1988 Montauk and just mount it on the side of the transom. can anybody help me with the leg length that the motor should have.
gunnelgrabber posted 06-28-2002 06:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
20" is the verdict here from the folks that i interpret it.good luck...lm
Frayed Knot posted 06-28-2002 06:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Frayed Knot  Send Email to Frayed Knot     
Thanks a lot, who are the folks that know ??
Just curious
Jimm posted 06-28-2002 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
Frayed....welcome, bring up the topic page for the "general" section. Go to the top and check "last year" and hit "go". When the years worth of threads come up go to the "edit" function at the top of your browser page; one of the drop downs says "find(on this page)". A box appears in the middle of the page and you enter the word "kicker"; as you keep hitting the "next" button the next thread containing the word "kicker" in the title will come up. These are the people who know the facts...
Steve Leone posted 06-28-2002 09:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
Frayed, gunnelgrabber is right. You will need a longshaft outboard preferably in the 4.5hp-6hp range. Anything larger is overkill. Make sure you purchase a model that has a locking tilt brackett so you can keep the motor up while you are running your main outboard. A piece of square wood stock with a couple of holes drilled on each end to accept bungee cord ends works well also (to keep the auxillary up). If your main outboard is oil injected you might consider a 4 stroke. That way you can run the kicker off the same tank. good luck, steve out.
alvispollard posted 06-28-2002 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for alvispollard  Send Email to alvispollard     
Yamaha 8 hp high thrust will run all day on less than a gallon of gas and push the boat 15 mph if your main goes down. Great kicker for a montauk.
Tom W Clark posted 06-30-2002 03:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Frayed Knot ,

Yes, a 20" shaft motor is what you want. 5 hp should do nicely. Clamp it directly to the transom on the starboard side. Do not use pads or a bracket.

If you want the kicker to stand perfectly plumb you will have to shim the outboard side of the motor mount slightly the account for the curve in the top of the transom.

If your kicker has a provision for them, drill and install auxiliary mounting bolts to secure the kicker to the boat and eliminate any need for a safety chain.

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