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Ferdinando posted 06-23-2015 06:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ferdinando   Send Email to Ferdinando  
I want to install a auxiliary engine on a Boston Whaler 190 MONTAUK. I'd like to know what other 190-owners who have a kicker have done. What size engine, bracket type, shaft length? I think the shaft is 20-inch. Are there any other recommendations you could give out? Any info would be appreciated and photos of your set up would be welcomed.



Jefecinco posted 06-24-2015 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Fred--I assume you are most interested in a "get home" or backup engine since virtually all your use is offshore. I doubt many 190 boats are used in the same way.

Perhaps you could get some horsepower recommendations from an Outrage 19 or 190 Outrage owner. Shaft length would be based on your mounting choices. As you have hydraulic steering you would probably want to steer the kicker from the helm perhaps using a tie bar to the main engine. That would probably drive your kicker mounting locating choice. Alternatively it may be possible to steer the kicker hydraulically using the same helm pump as the main engine. I have no idea if that is feasible?

Have you consulted your dealer with your plans?


Ferdinando posted 06-24-2015 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Butch--I had a pretty good feeling that you would reply first; guess I was right. And you are correct it's mostly as a get-home engine. I have read almost everything to do with kickers here in search and have found some useful info.

From what I've read the ideal power would be between an 8 and 9.9-HP. It has to be two-cylinder--not too fond of vibration. A four-cycle and a 20-inch-shaft.

My main concern above all else is mounting. I don't want to cut into the transom. I am looking at some Tanner fixed mounts which look great but $520 plus shipping is kind of stiff for we retired folks!

That's why I was asking for other 190 owners who have kickers to suggest and chime in. And as mentioned, photos would be more than welcomed!

Tanner asked me for some transom photos so they could suggest which bracket would fit best, I told them I don't want anything that is really stretched back too far which will detract from the looks of the boat.

Anyway thanks again for your help. I am already looking into the engine wrap to see if it can be done to match my main engine. I think I will be going with the Yamaha 9.9. I will be checking prices this afternoon.


tedious posted 06-26-2015 07:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for tedious  Send Email to tedious     
Fred, with the challenges of mounting and the cost of that and the kicker itself, would signing up with a tow service make more sense?

I don't know exactly where you are located - looks like Sea Tow operates out of Fajardo.


Ferdinando posted 06-26-2015 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Tim: You are correct Sea Tow would be the logical solution, however I boat in The Salinas and Guayama area which is not covered by them. Real bummer!


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