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Kelly posted 08-18-2001 08:45 AM ET (US)   Profile for Kelly   Send Email to Kelly  
Two questions: 1. Is this too big of a motor to hang on the transom as a kicker? My primary power is a 1987 70 hp Johnson. I thought I might add the kicker until I could re-power for a little added security. 2. Both will run premix. Is there any problem with just putting a "T" in the fuel line to provide a connection for the kicker? Kelly
Tom W Clark posted 08-18-2001 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

No, it's not too big a kicker. Does one need a 15 hp on a Montauk? No, one does not, but there's nothing wrong with using one, even if it is about twice as powerful as the typical Montauk kicker.

There is nothing wrong with using a Tee in the fuel line, though doing so will eliminate one of the safety features of a second motor with a different fuel source. If a problem arrises with the fuel tank, like running out of gas or contamination, the kicker will not be of any help.

andygere posted 08-20-2001 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I have a 15 hp kicker on my Montauk and it works great. For fuel, I have my tanks plumbed into a spin-on oil/water seperating fuel filter that has two outlet lines. If you already have such a filter, you may only need to replace a blind plug on the outlet side with a barbed fitting for your kicker fuel line. I also carry a complete spare fuel hose and primer bulb, and when going offshore, an extra 6 gallon tank of gas.
Kelly posted 08-21-2001 12:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
andygere, GREAT IDEA! I think I will try that. Kelly

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