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Too much motor?

Postby mutthunt » Fri May 09, 2014 7:32 pm

I'm always watching the CL for marsh boats. Something to open up some of the smaller/mid size water. Something I can drag through public wetlands if needed or drop in from a right of way. Fitting in the bed of a pickup would also be nice.

This just popped up. Is it just me, or does that seem like too much motor for this little boat? I think the fatboys are rated for a 2.5hp or so.

http://mankato.craigslist.org/spo/4435017273.html
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Re: Too much motor?

Postby hillbilly.. » Sat May 10, 2014 2:47 am

Well if your gona be in mankato let me know
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Re: Too much motor?

Postby dfrauenkron » Sat May 10, 2014 6:35 am

Is there such a thing as too much motor? If you have it, you don't have to use it. If you don't have it and need it guess your SOL. For the record I'm not familiar with little boats or the small motors.


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Re: Too much motor?

Postby tsamp » Sat May 10, 2014 8:46 am

Depends on the amount of weight you have in it. And a long tail dosnt bring the bow up as much as an conventional out board when running.


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Re: Too much motor?

Postby butterball » Sat May 10, 2014 7:27 pm

I bought that momarsh fatboy but didn't buy the motor. It seems like quite a few people run those 6.5 horse longtails but I wouldn't want to be in water deeper than I can stand. I have a 3 horse outboard that im gonna run on it a lot safer in my opinion.
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Re: Too much motor?

Postby mutthunt » Sat May 10, 2014 8:56 pm

butterball wrote:I bought that momarsh fatboy but didn't buy the motor. It seems like quite a few people run those 6.5 horse longtails but I wouldn't want to be in water deeper than I can stand. I have a 3 horse outboard that im gonna run on it a lot safer in my opinion.


Have fun with it. I think I'd like a Fatboy someday. It'd be nice to put on a 3-4hp evinrude...the old ones that had the weedless prop.

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Re: Too much motor?

Postby goldfish » Sat May 10, 2014 11:55 pm

I don't think that motor was too big for it. Even on the momarsh website they are cruising with their mud motors standing up

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Re: Too much motor?

Postby butterball » Sun May 11, 2014 5:34 am

I paid 800 for it. I have been looking for a fatboy for a few years. They don't come up for sale very often here in Minnesota. The guy I bought it from said he had no problems running that longtail on it. If I was running sloughs that were super shallow and weed choked I would have bought the motor but most the places I hunt I can run an outboard.
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