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Motor an lake reg question

So finally bought a boat with 20hp motor the max size for most of the lakes around here but I was wondering for the lake like pinchot tht don't not allow motors can I still use my boat there if I only use my trolling motor and keep my outboard tilled up?
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Yep, but I always went a bit further, just to make the fish cop's job a bit easier. I would remove my prop from the gas motor

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I know of at least one lake that is known for getting windy and batteries going dead and people would use their gas motors just to get back to the launch. Probably not legal but what other choice is there?
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I know of at least one lake that is known for getting windy and batteries going dead and people would use their gas motors just to get back to the launch. Probably not legal but what other choice is there?
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I know of at least one lake that is known for getting windy and batteries going dead and people would use their gas motors just to get back to the launch. Probably not legal but what other choice is there?
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Actually, two batteries, wired parallel will last a lot longer than two individual batteries used one at a time.

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So finally bought a boat with 20hp motor the max size for most of the lakes around here but I was wondering for the lake like pinchot tht don't not allow motors can I still use my boat there if I only use my trolling motor and keep my outboard tilled up?

Yes you can leave your motor on. We have a 175hp and put it on electric lakes only. never started it just used the trolling motor.
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i took my gas tank out on a couple lakes to be safe

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I just keep the motor up on my big boat. I don't remove the prop or the tank.


There have been two occasions when I had to rescue people. One occasion would have certainly resulted in the death of the boater if we could not have gotten to him. Neither incident was on an electric only lake but if someone was in trouble they could die while trying to get to them with an electric.
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So finally bought a boat with 20hp motor the max size for most of the lakes around here but I was wondering for the lake like pinchot tht don't not allow motors can I still use my boat there if I only use my trolling motor and keep my outboard tilled up?
I would take the extra 2 minutes and pull the prop....that way there is no chance a overzealous B&F guy can can say you used it.

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