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Old    Jon W (rubberduckey)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-27-2012, 7:12 PM Reply   
Hi every one we have a 14 foot aluminum boat with a 2 stroke 9.9 mercury that I like to go wave jumping in and tool around on. Last year it was great but not Iím a little bigger and itís too damn slow/heavy and new out boards are too expensive so I found this 8ft flat bottom jon boat on cl for $175.Do you think the 9.9 would be to big? I weight about 180 pounds.
Old    Keith M. (kmayotte)      Join Date: Aug 2010       07-27-2012, 7:50 PM Reply   
To pull you out of the water?? Or just to push the boat??
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       07-27-2012, 8:38 PM Reply   
Chances are that 8 foot johnboat will be rated for less than a 6 hp. Putting the 9.9 on it gives you a great chance of swamping it and getting hurt. Its not some hydro designed for racing, its a flat bottom johnboat. Plus if you get checked its going to be a healthy fine. If you want to go fast build a little wooden hydro for that 9.9. You can build one for less than $400. They will safely handle the horsepower. Check out Glen-L for plans.

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