Kicker for a 28 foot Bayliner-9.9 or bigger??
I have a 9.9 Suzuki that need to be tuned up. Right now it starts quickly , but water stops running through the engine after a few seconds. My uneducated guess is that there is an impeller problem.
I'm thinking the 9.9 is a little small for a kicker on the boat we just purchased. Do you think a 25-30 power would serve us better in case our main engine went out?
Thanks in advance for you thoughts.
The thing with kickers is, you'll never get the boat on plane, so anything more than what can push you 4-5 knots and you're just burning more fuel.
You might find the 9.9 is a little week, but I'd think a 25-30 is overkill, likely a 15-20 will do the trick.
My 9.9 is a short shaft, I think. The reason I say short is because it looks a little short to me. I'm wondering in rough seas whether the prop might come out of the water and cause problems.
A used 25 hp I'm going to look at can be set up with a long or short shaft.