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Thread: Kicker question

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Somewhere between lucky and extremely lucky

    Default Kicker question

    I have a 1960 Tunneled Lowe Roughneck with a 115/80 Yamaha jet. I am looking into purchasing a new/used kicker. In the past I've borrowed a 25 hp evinrude (prop) that has worked great but I hate having to borrow things. My question is, what is enough hp to get me safely to shore if I have engine trouble, and can I get something with enough power with an internal tank? I take my boat above the bridge on the Copper dipping, on the Big and little Su, Talkeetna, Kenai, etc...basically most types of fast moving glacically fed rivers. Thanks for any advice ahead of time.
    Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. ~Wilde

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    Member tzieli22's Avatar
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    Feb 2007
    Eagle River AK


    I have a 24' Sea Ark w/150 hp Yamaha, and I also have a 15hp kicker. It'll move my rig fine to shore but will not run me back up stream on the Sue. But that's not what it's intended for. If you want to have a kicker that'll take you home, it would need to be a 20 or 25 hp, IMO.


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