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Kicker outboard for 19'?

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  • Kicker outboard for 19'?

    Is there a best way to mount a kicker or "take-me-home" outboard on a 19 footer with a 140hp? How much horsepower is likely to be barely adequate? How much seems wise? Is the peace of mind of having the back-up worth the down-side of the extra weight? I need your thoughts on this because, left to my own devices, I can complicate almost anything.


    It\'s a Mako.[br]\'82 20B,\'90 E-150[br]Woodbridge, CT

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    You will not regret haveing that extra assurance of a get home motor

    I also use mine for troling as I troll for salmon hours on end.

    I dont quite remember if the 19 has a strait across transome or not.

    if it does then this is what I use on my 21. (25 merc.) you can get away with as little as 10 hp. I like the 25 because I can find them cheep up here and they troll like a dream. I have had 5 of these motors and have had good luck with them. I hook them up remote. they have a charging system. electric start. will troll all day on a gallon or two of fuel. If you have a notch transom then you need a aux. bracket mounted on either side. If you look in the pic you can see my steering setup. This even allows for indepentent tilt of either motor. dave

    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.