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Good points
Posted by Snowwolfe on Jan 25 2006
You make some good points Paul. Few people realize that a second motor reguardless of size can get a boat going faster than maybe 7 knots if it is incapable of getting the boat on plane. As a general rule anything larger than a 10 HP kicker usually just churns up the water and does little to move the boat. I was comparing notes one day with a gentleman who had the exact same boat as I did except I had a 10 hp high thrust kicker and he had a Honda 25. According to our GPS's I was actually able to go faster when we were just using kicker power. However if you are looking for more than 250 hp you are forced to go the twin route as the bigger (300 hp) outboards are still in the pre release stage.

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