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is 50 hp to much for a J-16

Old 02-16-2013, 10:40 AM
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plan on having the casting deck as well. is that to much weight for that boat? I want it to float normal. Thanks for any advice
Old 02-16-2013, 01:11 PM
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Are you talking two stroke or four stroke?

No matter, I would not think it would be a problem but all boats are different. I temporarily mounted an F40 on my 14 foot aluminum skiff. Since the motor was an electric start tiller steered one, it was a bit squatty with me and the battery in the back of the boat. However, it performed quite well. Actually, with that much HP it was quite exciting. You don't want to be making any sudden steering changes, that's for sure.

If you boat is wheel steered, and given that the boat is bigger, I don't foresee it being a problem. If you don't have a motor installed now, get the weight of the motor being considered and add that much weight to the transom to see how it sits. Sand bags from Home Depot are what I used.
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I have a 40hp evinrude in our J16. Don't see a 50 as being too much. We have the front and rear decks.
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Most 50hp motors weigh the same as the 40, I wouldn't worry about the weight. Adding a front casting deck will be fine. No worries on it sitting low.

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