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#1 labowned

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:01 PM

Putting together rig to hunt on the colorado river. 14 foot Jon boat. What size engine? Would a 2.5 hp push me upstream?

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 02:21 PM

Your going to want a bigger moter for sure used to fish the river with same set up and a 6hp and it worked but was slow going

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 03:39 PM

I would even consider a 10 horse to small with current and winter weather conditions. Bigger motors can get you out of bad situations faster

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:51 AM

I would even consider a 10 horse to small with current and winter weather conditions. Bigger motors can get you out of bad situations faster

 

10HP won't even launch your partner out of the boat when you hit a sandbar in the dark.



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:46 AM

I have a Honda 24hp longtail motor on my 16 ft. boat. 18 mph with a good prop, tops! This thing feels super slow to me especially when I am headed for a spot to set up 7-8 miles away. I guess if you have the time, no wind, and are not going long distances you might get by with that 2 1/2 hp. You need ideal conditions to make that combo work. 






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