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JDMaples posted 04-14-2005 11:33 AM ET (US)   Profile for JDMaples   Send Email to JDMaples  
Please advise on the best option for putting a kicker or trolling motor on a 1996 Dauntless/Ventura.
Purpose - trolling for Walleye in great lakes area. I was thinking about the Yamaha T8 but is it too heavy and cause issues with plaining?
Can a 100# trust electric on the transom move it along in a wind?
What kicker/trolling motor brackets are the best?
20dauntless posted 04-23-2005 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless  Send Email to 20dauntless     
I have the same boat as you with a 200hp Yamaha 2 stroke. I put a 9.9 hp Yamaha high thrust 4 stroke on as a kicker. It will move the boat at about 6 knots. I have no problems planing. The only problem I have had is the bracket on the engine cracked in half and had to be replaced. It was very thick aluminum too. Good luck.

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