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Briggs-n-Stratton 5hp 4stroke

Postby Diver Man » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:00 pm

Does anybody know anything on these motors? I have lightweight 14ft flat-bottomed jonboat and was wondering if this would be enough. I just need a small motor. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Gene
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Postby T-MAN » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:11 pm

I have a 15 horse on my 14 footer. I think you should have at least a 7-10 hose, because all of the equipment and gear. Plus you dont have to worry about how many people you take if you have a 7 horse or above.
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Postby Alaska Dave » Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:16 pm

On a 14' jon the minimun motor that you should have with 2 people , gear, decoys,and a dog would be a 10 hp motor . End of story...
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Postby diver-hunter » Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:47 pm

ive got a 15 hp on my 14 foot v-bow and it will push me along pretty dang fast. i would def. go for a used 10-15 horsepower motor :smile:
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Postby Grant48 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:41 pm

One of my good friends had a 5hp Mariner on his 14' jon boat. It worked fine for 1-2 people and fishing gear, if you werent in a hurry. It was 1000x better than paddling or a trolling motor, but last year he wanted more power so he sold it for a 15hp Gamefisher (a relabeled Force/Mercury, sold by Sears). Based on my liking his boat/motor, a few months ago I bought a new 15hp Mercury for my 14' jon, because I like the speed and power.

But the Briggs & Stratton 5hp is a great motor. If you're not worried about speed, I'd definitely recommend it. This place has great prices on them, and free shipping. www.smalloutboards.com/bg5.htm
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:21 pm

If your using the boat year round you would propably be happier to go ahead and get a bigger motor. We have two 1440 boats with a 25 on one and a 40 on the other. The 25 is great but for hauling two guys and all your stuff 12 miles up river the 40 is better, (not reccommended hp for boat). But as long as you dont drive stupid its fine.
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Postby talkinquack » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:29 pm

I've got a 12 jon boat and one of them there briggs and stratton on it. It works well for small boats. It will run me around 10-11 mph with all my gear in it. A little slower if two of us are in the boat. It is a real nice motor. Kinda loud but it does the job.
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Postby Diver Man » Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:35 pm

Does anyone have a good used 10 or 15 horse for sell or maybe work a trade with my Stealth 1200 layout boat.
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Postby chrispbrown27 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:02 am

You should be able to pick up a used 9.9 for about the same price as that Briggs and Stratton. A 9.9 will push a 14' boat just fine. You're not going to break any speed records but sometimes thats a very good thing. Around here I know I could pick one up for 500-600 easily.
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Postby pointimgdogs » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:15 pm

Is that outboard air cooled? Kinda like mud motors. No worrie about sucking mud and sand through the water pump. I would think that speed is just vainity in a given point of time.
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Postby diver-hunter » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:02 am

yea, its aircooled. i dont know if its as tuff as a mud buddy, but its air cooled to say the least. and when your tryin to get home and your freezin cold out there in diver territory (his name is diver-man) i usually want to get home/to the blind in the morning as quick as possible :smile:
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