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Is a 9.9 mercury a little small crestliner 1852mt jon boat

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is a 9.9 mercury a little small for a crestliner 1852mt jon boat
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 4 months ago.

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It is very small for that boat. The boat is rated for a 40 horsepower engine. Ideally, with any boat, you would always power it with the maximum horsepower allowed, even if you do not always want to go fast all of the time. There is a rule of thumb for minimum horsepower as well. The rule of thumb is you never want to power any boat with less than 70% of it's rated horse power. 40 horsepower is the rating on this boat. So the smallest engine you could mount would be 40 X .70 = 28. There is no such thing as a 28 horsepower engine, so you would simply round up to 30 as being the smallest engine you would want to mount to that boat. Anything less and there are no garuntees of performance. Does that all make sense to you, and do you have any other questions on the issue?


Expert:  Jason replied 4 months ago.

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