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rbm posted 05-08-2009 10:53 AM ET (US)   Profile for rbm  
I am contemplating adding an auxiliary motor and OEM boarding ladder on my 2006 150 Sport. I would appreciate seeing pictures of 150 Sport transoms with (either or both) the OEM swim ladder and a auxiliary motor. I was thinking of a 9 or 10 hp Honda motor. What kicker motor would do you have or recommend that I use?


nydealer posted 05-08-2009 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for nydealer  Send Email to nydealer     
Here is one on the 150 Montauk. It has the same transom so you can get the idea. 150%20Montauk%20Kicker/
rbm posted 05-08-2009 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for rbm    
Thanks. Do you know the make and model of the auxiliary engine mount?
Was the auxiliary engine mount through bolted on the transom?
Anyone fabricated the mount shown in reference section and installed in on a 150 Sport and 150 Montauk hull?
nydealer posted 05-08-2009 02:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for nydealer  Send Email to nydealer     
It is a Garelick EEz-in. It was through bolted in the rigging access. Now that I think about it, you do not have the access under your rear step. There is no backing in the transom for it to be just lagged in either.
I would recomend using a smaller engine if you end up doing this. a 9hp is alot of weight and us more power than you should need.
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 05-08-2009 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
Only a moron would put a 'kicker' on a newer 15' Whaler, or maybe one who has no faith in their motor?
rbm posted 05-09-2009 01:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for rbm    
Thanks for your opinion, however I think your remarks are ________.

I think that my whaler with a redundant motor will be safer boat than a single engine craft

I primarily boat in the lower Columbia River where the local general consensus is that a loss of power when boating is considered dangerous.

The river's current runs strong from just downstream of Bonneville Dam and for the next 100 or so miles to the notorious Columbia River bar at the river's mouth at the Pacific Ocean. Within those hundred miles of river I've seen quite a bit of current, wave, wind, lots large vessels, and daily barge traffic.

I've repeatedly seen the wave action in the Columbia River Gorge comprised of 6-foot swells every 10-seconds and wind gusts over 60 mph against the current.

Let's not forget the Port of Vancouver or the Port of Portland.

The freighters in those ports, why there some at anchor, some motoring, or others being pushed by tugs. US Navy and foreign navy vessels frequent both ports as well.

Have you ever experienced Astoria Bay? Seen the Columbia River or it's bar ? Ever been without power and in the path of an ocean freighter under power?

I like motors, the more the better !

SJUAE posted 05-09-2009 03:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for SJUAE    

Welcome to the moron club of contingency planning :)

What’s faith in a new engine got to do with a fouled prop ?

An anchor or tow insurance also won’t help in your scenarios.

Enjoy your boating the way you feel safest

BTW I guess you could carry oars but then you would need a refibulator as back-up, kicker is probably cheaper.


TRAFFICLAWYER posted 05-09-2009 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
With all those concerns, you should spend a little more and get a larger boat with twins, ie a 288/27 outrage to handle those 'dangerous' conditions.
Phil T posted 05-09-2009 08:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     

I have seen the waters around Astoria and while I agree on the premise of a backup motor, a 150 Sport is not an appropriate hull for the setup you want.

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