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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
Re: 2hp on a 15ft jon boat?
Hunt fish +1
Not good in any river current. Get a 10 hp minimum.
I run a 5 hp on my 12-48 jon boat. With just me and my fishing gear, it does 22 mph on plane, and it get unbelievable fuel economy (10 miles per gallon, on plane).
Sounds like you have a heavy 14 footer, might want a 10 or more if the boat is rated for it.
Be careful with jon boats and tiller steer outboards with some horsepower. Since the jon boat doesn't have a keel, they can be dangerous steering under speed.
Also might want to check you weight, if you added decking, you might be getting close to max weight on you boat. On small boats that rated capacit weight number is god. believe it.