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mfclapp posted 11-09-2004 06:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for mfclapp   Send Email to mfclapp  
Have a chance to buy a 2004 Honda, 8hp, electric start, power thrust, four stroke, tiller handle, with an xl shaft (25") new for an excellent price.

Now I bow to the experts and ask will this motor be enough to use as a kicker motor on my 20ft outrage for trolling and if so what max trolling speed can I expect when using this motor.


Buckda posted 11-09-2004 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Milt -

Don't know if I have more experience than you...but Kingfish just put a Yamaha 8 HP 4 stroke kicker on his 22' Outrage and is very pleased with it.

He authored an excellent article in the reference section of this site very recently:

Also - for future reference, this should probably have been posted in the performance or repairs forum, not the post-classics forum. Lots of the old-timers don't venture into this forum as often, and they have much of the great information.



mfclapp posted 11-09-2004 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for mfclapp  Send Email to mfclapp     

I read the article and it has great info but his boat and a 1998/99 outrage have completely different transoms.

The rounded starboard side along with the transom downslope on the 98/99 outrage has me buffaloed as to what type of aux mount to put in place for the Honda 8. Also it has to be mounted below the rub rail that extends all the way around the boat and terminates at the motor cutout on the transom. The transom opening on this model is only about 36"s.

I agree the Honda will do what I need it to do for trolling!

Any futher help would be welcomed.


fno posted 11-09-2004 10:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
I suspect that you will need some type of bracket to mount that motor.
Joe Kriz posted 11-10-2004 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     

See this thread as it is along the exact same lines as what you want to do.

A solid bracket is much more desireable than a knuckle busting adjustable up and down bracket that bounces up and down when trailering and when under way in the water.

Joe Kriz posted 11-10-2004 12:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     
For a nice solid bracket, see Tanner Mfg.

Scroll down near the bottom of the page..

They specialize in solid brackets for some models of Outrages.

Also check out this thread:

jimh posted 11-12-2004 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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