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Old 04-24-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Renton, WA
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If you are saying that you also have a gas outboard on the Smokercraft, then I'd say 28 lbs minimum would be ok. If this is to be the sole power on the stern, then 50. My 17.5' fiberglass bass boat with 150 Merc came with 42 lbs thrust on the bow. Seemed ok, but it has been upgraded to 67 lbs. It does depend on wind and current. I have used max power to slowly pull upstream on the Columbia at Brewster, WA. I'd be hesitant to put more on the bow, but on the stern, I don't think you could have too much, and might save your bacon. C&R, Steve
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