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Evinrude 6hp or 8hp kicker motor for Montauk
|Author||Topic: Evinrude 6hp or 8hp kicker motor for Montauk|
posted 01-18-2001 07:18 PM ET (US)
I need some advice from you guys. I have been looking around for a kicker motor for my 87' montauk. I am looking at a 6hp or a 8hp 4-stroke Evinrude motor ; both 2001 models. Price for the 6hp is 1175.00 and the 8hp is 1475.00. Good prices, but the 6hp wieghs in at 68 lbs. and the 8hp at 83 lbs. I am powering my boat with a 90 Yamaha (260 lbs) and I am concerned about having too much wieght on the transom. What are your thoughts.
posted 01-18-2001 08:56 PM ET (US)
Rick, if I were you I would opt for the 6h.p. engine for a few reasons-weight,price, and the 6h.p. will push it very slow for trolling! Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 01-18-2001 10:17 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the advice Jack. Do you have any pros and cons on the Evinrude portable 4 strokes.
posted 01-18-2001 10:48 PM ET (US)
Rick, I have none, but someone on this forum has experience with the Evinrude 70h.p. 4-stroke on a Montauk, someone has a Yamaha 4-stroke, and someone has the Merc. 4-stroke, maybee they can help you better with performance. You know what, I saw a guy last summer with a 9.9 Evinrude 4-stroker on a `14 Aluminum boat. That engine was so quiet at idle it was amazeing, and the guy trolled all day on 3 gal. of gas! Now thats cool! the 6h.p. sounds like it would be excellent for you`re boat. Good luck-Jack Graner.
posted 01-19-2001 12:26 AM ET (US)
Rick, I've got a 70 hp Evinrude four stroke on my Montauk. It's a Suzuki underneath the paint. I have 31 hours on it and it purrs like a kitten.
San Jose, CA
posted 01-19-2001 02:45 AM ET (US)
Weight shouldn't be a problem. I have a '79 85hp, '79 15hp kicker on a bracket and dual batteries in the stern. The boat floats fine. The 15 hp is overkill for trolling, but would get me home fairly quickly if the main engine quit.
|Lil Whaler Lover||
posted 01-19-2001 06:52 AM ET (US)
The basic difference between the 6 hp and 8 hp 4-stroke Evinrudes is 1 cylinder verses 2 cylinders. The 6 hp is a single cylinder rated to achieve peak hp at 5500 rpm, while the 8 hp is a twin rated at 4800 rpm. Given these specs, the 6 would potentially be much slower at trolling speeds, possibly to the point of needing more than idle speed. The twin should provide a very slow idle speed also. The twin will be much smoother and possibly even quieter than a single.
My recommendation would be to forget the single and go for the 8 hp twin, a much nicer engine for many reasons..
posted 01-19-2001 09:40 AM ET (US)
I run a 50 hp Merc 4 stroke on my Montauk and a 52# thrust bow mount electric for trolling. It doesn't take much to push a Montauk.
posted 01-20-2001 08:13 PM ET (US)
I appreciate the advice.
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