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    Hey all,

    I'm looking at a 16 foot Smoker craft canoe on Craigslist at the moment for a small lake/swamp boat to fish/camp/hunt with my 11 year old son. The boat in question has a square stern so I assume it was designed for use with a motor. The boat itself is in beautiful shape. The data plate is silent on HP. Any thoughts what I could put on this thing?

    Chris

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    Shape of the canoe about like the 17 ft Grumman Square stern a LW 4 HP 2 stroke would work great. Keep the weight down does not take a lot of HP to push a canoe like that. Or a LW lo HP 4 stroke

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    Heres about the size and weight of motor for lakes where 2 strokes are legal. http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5538234253.html

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    Thanks guys. I picked it up tonite and have a line on a 4 HP this weekend.

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    Lets us know what you think, and be carefull learning curve with powered canoes. Should see 8 to 9 MPH or more with your canoe is my guess.

    Ran 4 to 8 hp on my 15' Grumman Sport Boat which is quite a bit wider more of a planing hull.

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    A 15 FT Grumman sport is not a 16 FT smoker craft or any thing close, it is a good small canoe but there is a world of difference ,

    SID

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    Strangely enough, I bought a Grumman Sport boat tonight. Now I've got more options.

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    Saw the one on Cr List great little boat ran one for 15 plus years.

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    Love mine! I've got a small longtail on it, will go nearly jetboat shallow, no water intake, and no lower unit to beat on the rocks.

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    Thanks guys, it was the one on CL and the dude who sold it to me was the nicest guy to boot. I didn't realize quite the versatility of this boat until after I got home so will take some time figuring out the power.

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