I'm studing buying a 9.9 hp kicker to put on my 20' Wooldrige XTra Plus outboard jet boat. I've about decided on a 25" extra long shaft to get around all the mounting bracket issues.
I note that some models like Yamaha only make the 25" shaft motors in the high thrust configuration while others like Tohatsu don't offer a high thrust option in the 25" model.
Do I need a high thrust motor for my boat since it is relatively light and has minimum drag with the flat bottom? I would assume the high thrust units would be good for boats with a fair amount of hull under the water or is this a bad assumption? I also assume you could get around some of the thrust issues to a degree with a different pitch prop but I'm not certain if this applies to my boat or not.
All help and advice will be appreciated!