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robdm posted 06-18-2002 10:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for robdm   Send Email to robdm  
I'm in the market to buy a kicker for my boat. I think a 9.9hp should do it. It looks like there was once a kicker on it due to the marks on the transom. I'm not sure what the proper procedure is for mounting, fuel source...etc. Could use some help on this or suggestions. Also if anyone is selling a used 9.9 or larger in the CT area I would be interested in hearing from you.
lhg posted 06-18-2002 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The 10 horse sounds good. Just be sure to purchase 20" shaft length, and mount directly on the transom notch, starboard side. This will balance prop torque. Fuel setup depends on what technology you buy. I would recommend same brand as main engine.
robdm posted 06-18-2002 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for robdm  Send Email to robdm     
Thanks for the info. My next question was about the length of the shaft. The marks left behind from the old kicker are on the port
side.
Tom W Clark posted 06-18-2002 03:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
robdm,

Unless you are going to upgrade to hydraulic steering you are obliged to mount the kicker to port as the steering cable will prevent you from mounting it to starboard. This is the usual set up.

I agree with Larry, a 9.9 will be just right. Use a 20" shaft and clamp directly onto the transom as was done before. Be sure to use the auxiliary mounting bolts with the kicker. Put fender washers under the bolt heads on the inside of the transom and use nylocks and SAE washers on the outside. No need for a safety chain if rigged this way.

robdm posted 06-18-2002 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for robdm  Send Email to robdm     
I want to keep this as simple as possible.
So hydraulic steering is out. I like the chainless solution.
Can I hook it up to the steering cable, or just leave it alone.
It's realy there for peace of mind, maybe some trolling?
Thanks

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