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  Kicker for 13' Worth it? Or Crazy? Can it be done?

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paul_boatforum posted 08-21-2000 07:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for paul_boatforum   Send Email to paul_boatforum  
I recently go a 13' with an 85' 30hp. But I have an older 6hp evenrude I have had in great shape just sitting around. I think I saw some older posts about adding a kicker but couldn't track them down within the list.

Has any one done this? The engine is a shorter shaft so I think it would require one of those plates mounted on the back. Or do most feel its a waste of time?

I don't think I would have bothered if I didn't have the little engine sitting around.

Thanks for any thoughts...Paul

whalernut posted 08-21-2000 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Paul, I had a 71` `13 Sport with a 76` 35h.p. Evinrude on it and it trolled great. this tells me you`re newer 30h.p. engine should be very good for trolling. I wouldn`t add the weight or cut into the transom if you don`t have to, and I don`t think you have to. Regards-Jack Graner. P.S. save it until you get a small aluminum boat or get a larger boat and use the 6h.p. then.
paul_boatforum posted 08-21-2000 07:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for paul_boatforum  Send Email to paul_boatforum     
Thanks, I was sort of thinking I didn't want to have to mount anything on the transom if I didn't have to. It looks like previous owners have mounted and removed a number of things over its 15 year life.

Plus, I will spend most of my time close to the shore around Solomons Island (Maryland). After getting a little hammered by even 2 foot waves on Sunday I don't think I will venture too far out into the bay with the little whaler unless the dog days of summer come around this summer after all.

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