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steelhead5 posted 08-18-2003 02:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for steelhead5   Send Email to steelhead5  
I have a 20" shaft honda 8hp 4stroke that I want to mount as a kicker on my (new to me) 81 montauk. I read a thread that said you should clamp it directly to the transom, and another that said to use a kicker bracket on the port side. What does everyone else think? Also Im running a 4 stroke suzuki df70 (338#), Is that honda gonna sink my transom to low. (Im probably gonna relocate my battery to the console)

All help is appreciated.

Bigshot posted 08-18-2003 02:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Are you gonna use it often? If so mount it and don't worry about the weight. If it is for emergency use only, sell it and buy a SeaTow membership. Mount right on transom.
steelhead5 posted 08-18-2003 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for steelhead5  Send Email to steelhead5     
Thanks for the reply, and ya, its for slow trolling salmon in the estuary of the Rogue River. Thanks much for the response.

Denny posted 08-19-2003 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Denny  Send Email to Denny     
I've got an 89 and a 6Hp Merc mounted on a bracket on the port side. The bracket it raised up about 2 inches and with the long shaft the lenght is just about right. I use it out on the Columbia and out in Tillamook.

I think you will like the Whaler for salmon fishing.

Denny

Barnett Childress posted 08-19-2003 05:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I have a Yamaha 90hp 2S and 8hp hi-thrust 4S on the back of my Montauk. Kicker is mounted to a HD Panther Marine fixed setback bracket mounted to starboard. Boat sits great & handles the extra weight no problem. Weight of the kicker offsets list to port while underway. I really like the 8hp 4S its smooth, quiet, smoke free, sips gas and easy starting.
Barnett
steelhead5 posted 08-19-2003 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for steelhead5  Send Email to steelhead5     
Thanks for the responses guys. Im such an idiot, I just realized I have the 16.5 inch and not the 20 inch honda 8. Ive always just ran it on my drift boat, and bought it barely used from some guy 5 years ago. Anyay, help me. See my new thread, I need help, and quickly.
steelhead5 posted 08-19-2003 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for steelhead5  Send Email to steelhead5     
Thanks for the responses guys. Im such an idiot, I just realized I have the 16.5 inch and not the 20 inch honda 8. Ive always just ran it on my drift boat, and bought it barely used from some guy 5 years ago. Anyay, help me. See my new thread, I need help, and quickly.

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