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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Re: jet boat question
There's no reason to use a 20 hp as a kicker. A, it will overload your transom, B, 20 hp isn't going to plane a boat from a kicker position, especially with a much larger motor beside it. You may push a lot of water, but you're not going to go any faster than waterline speed so there's no reason to deal with a 20 hp. Anything 5-10 hp will suit you fine, and be easier to handle, remove, etc. The lighter the kicker, the less it will affect the handling of your big motor.
Why you'd want to convert it to a prop for lake use puzzles me, a jet will work in any water?